Processing of metaphoric language: An investigation of the three-stage model of metaphor comprehension

Raizi A. Janus, Thomas G Bever

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Abstract

Recent experiments that have compared processing of metaphoric and literal language in light of the three-stage model have methodological weaknesses. The study reported in this paper was designed to circumvent these weaknesses. Findings of this study demonstrated longer reading times for metaphors when compared to literals. This result lends support to the three-stage model and to the possibility that serial processing occurs during metaphor comprehension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-487
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Psycholinguistic Research
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Linguistics and Language
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
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Processing of metaphoric language : An investigation of the three-stage model of metaphor comprehension. / Janus, Raizi A.; Bever, Thomas G.

In: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Vol. 14, No. 5, 09.1985, p. 473-487.

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