A Review on the Book of A Study of Metonymy Through the Lens of Rhetorical Criticism

Yuhan Tian


This paper reviews the book of A Study of Metonymy through the Lens of Rhetorical Criticism. In this book, the author, Li Ke, tries to analyze and evaluate metonymy through the lens of rhetorical criticism, and proposes a new research paradigm called critical metonymy analysis based on which metonymic competence is well constructed that can be applied to teaching practice. He finds that the research horizon of metonymy has been mainly confined to traditional linguistics in the past, hardly involving interdisciplinary research. Besides, domestic studies are inclined to merely introduce western research achievement, lacking original theories and research methods. Therefore, this book is of great value in both theoretical and practical aspects. Besides the advantages, this book can be refined by adding objects of critical metonymy analysis to extend its linguistic data. In addition, it can also be improved by classifying and analyzing these data systematically. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v12i2.16560

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