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Annette Kolodny
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY 12180-3590)

The Form and Function of Metaphor: In Literature, Spoken Language and Cognition

To find answers, or even only methodological approaches, to questions relating to the psycho-linguistic form and function of metaphor in particular, and image-making in general. To better understand why certain events or experiences are so consistently imaged in certain ways, while others appear to have more fluid variation, and then to understand how these "imagings" affect the ways we act in the world. These questions are of vital importance: we must begin to understand whay and how we "image" the world the way we do, so that we may learn to take responsibility for the images we create.

Project fields:
American Literature

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$8,750 (approved)
$8,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975