Volume 83, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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As a result of the increased interest in metaphor research in the last three decades and the need for a formal, systematic method to identify metaphors in discourse, the Metaphor Identification Procedure (MIP) was developed (Pragglejaz Group, 2007). This procedure aims to identify metaphors in an objective way by using a dictionary as a work of reference instead of the intuition of analysts. The procedure was originally developed on the basis of (British) English.The present study investigates to what extent it is possible to directly use this procedure for the identification of linguistic metaphors in French. An almost 40,000 word corpus was analyzed with the help of the MIP and this study discusses both dictionary related and language specific issues that arose during the annotation process. It is shown that the MIP can quite easily be applied to French, but that for some issues adaptations to the procedure are needed.


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