Figurative Thought and Language

The aim of the series is to publish theoretical and empirical research on Figuration broadly construed. Contributions to the study of metaphor, metonymy, irony, hyperbole, understatement, idioms, proverbs and other understudied figures as well as figurative blends will be considered. Works on figuration in gesture and multi-modal expression, embodiment and figuration, pragmatic effects of figurativity and other topics relevant to the production, use, processing, comprehension, scope, underpinnings and theoretical accounts involving figuration, will also be considered.

The broad scope of the series is envisioned to afford multiple approaches to figurative processes from a variety of perspectives, but to present them collectively, enabling cross-fertilization of ongoing and future research. Perspectives include: cognitive scientific, philosophical, psychological (cognitive, social, developmental, clinical, embodied, etc.), linguistic, social (cultural, ideological, commercial, etc.), pedagogical and others. The potential variety of included methods is also broad: among others lexicogrammatical, discourse analytic, corpus-based, experimental, observational and neurological.

Volumes in the series may be collective works, monographs and reference books, in the English language.

ISSN 2405-6944
Angeliki Athanasiadou | Aristotle University | angath at
Herbert L. Colston | University of Alberta | colston at
Editorial Board
Salvatore Attardo | Texas A&M University, Commerce
John Barnden | University of Birmingham
Benjamin K. Bergen | University of California, San Diego
Daniel Casasanto | University of Chicago
Eva Filippova | Charles University Prague
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. | University of California, Santa Cruz
Rachel Giora | Tel Aviv University
Sam Glucksberg | Princeton University
Albert N. Katz | Western University, Canada
Sandrine Le Sourn-Bissaoui | Université Rennes 2
Jeannette Littlemore | University of Birmingham
Marilyn A. Nippold | University of Oregon
Klaus-Uwe Panther | University of Hamburg
Penny M. Pexman | University of Calgary
Günter Radden | University of Hamburg
Maria Sifianou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Gerard J. Steen | University of Amsterdam
Linda L. Thornburg | Nanjing Normal University
Edited by Augusto Soares da Silva
2021. xii, 476 pp. + index
Edited by John Barnden and Andrew Gargett
2020. viii, 549 pp.
Edited by Annalisa Baicchi
2020. vii, 311 pp.
Edited by Agnieszka Piskorska
2020. vii, 357 pp.
Edited by Laura Hidalgo-Downing and Blanca Kraljevic Mujic
2020. xi, 346 pp.
Edited by Anke Beger and Thomas H. Smith
2020. vi, 332 pp.
Edited by Camilla Di Biase-Dyson and Markus Egg
2020. v, 265 pp.
Daniel R. Roush
2018. xv, 224 pp.
Anna Piata
2018. xviii, 206 pp.
Paula Pérez-Sobrino
2017. vii, 232 pp.
Edited by Angeliki Athanasiadou and Herbert L. Colston
2017. x, 282 pp.



Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General