Belén Soria Clivillés 

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Departamento de Filologías Inglesa y Alemana

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Last Update: 29/12/2005



Brief Description: 

Doctor (1993) in English Philology by the University of Granada (Spain) with a dissertation on a communicative theory of metaphor.

Tenured Lecturer of linguistics in the English Department at the University of Granada.

Assistant teacher at Eton College (1989) and visiting scholar at Nottingham University (1991).

I systematically work with the philosopher of language Esther Romero (since 1993). We currently share a research project on meaning and pragmatic processes funded by the Spanish government.

Research Interests

My research has been circumscribed to the field of pragmatics and its relations with syntax and semantics. The topic of metaphor and its justification in verbal communication have marked in one way or another my trajectory, although recently metonymy has taken an important part of my attention. Related to metonymy, I have been increasingly interested in the referential use of noun phrases, noun phrase fragments, ellipsis and informational prominence. As a whole, however, this study is framed within the domain of what is said with verbal utterances. The delimitation of this domain with that of implicatures not only has always been of great significance for me but it also currently occupies the spare the time allowed by the topics above.


Selected Publications 

You have  a complete list available in  C.V.

Non-available on-line:

1997, Teoría Comunicativa de la Metáfora en Lengua Inglesa. Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Granada. ISBN: 84-338-2277-2

1997/1998, “Stylistic Analysis and Novel Metaphor” (with Esther Romero), Pragmalingüística, 5/6, 373-89.

1998, “Convention, Metaphor and Discourse” (with Esther Romero), Altantis, 20.1, 145-159.

2000, “La metáfora y otros recursos lingüísticos en el discurso publicitario”, (with Esther Romero) in J. Ruiz de Mendoza, M. Fornés, J.M. Molina, L. Pérez (eds.) Panorama Actual de la Lingüística Aplicada. Conocimiento, Procesamiento y Uso del Lenguaje, Mogar Linotype, Logroño, 349-359.

2001, “Metaphor in Walcott” Approaches to the poetics of Derek Walcott. pp. 149-168, in Martínez-Dueñas Espejo J.L. and Pérez Fernández, J.M. (eds.), Mellen Publications.

2003, “Comunicación y metáfora”, (with Esther Romero), Análisis Filosófico XXIII(2), 167-192.

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 Recently published and forthcoming papers

  1.  Soria, B (with Romero, E.).: 2005, "Metaphoric Concepts and Language", in Acero, J.J. & Leonardi, P. (eds.), 2005, Facets of Concepts, Padova, Il Poligrafo, 177-200.

  1. Soria, B (with Romero, E.).: 2005, "'I' as a Pure indexical and metonymy as language reduction", in Modeling and Using Context: 5th Int. and Interdisciplinary conference, CONTEXT 2005, Springer-Verlag, LNAI.

  1. Soria, B (with Romero, E.).: 2005, "Cognitive metaphor theory revisited", Journal of Literary Semantics 34: 1-20.

  1. Soria, B (with Romero, E.).: 2005, "The Notion of Grammatical Metaphor in Halliday". In J.L. Martínez-Dueñas Espejo, C. Pérez Basanta, N. Mclaren & L. Quereda Rodríguez-Navarro (eds.), Towards an Undertanding of the English Language: Past, Present and Future. Studies in Honour of Fernando Serrano, Granada, Universidad de Granada, 143-158.

  1. Soria, B (with Romero, E.).: forthcoming, "Novel metonymy and novel metaphor as primary pragmatic processes" in Where Grammar Meets Discourse. Functional and Cognitive Perspectives.

  1. Soria, B (with Romero, E.).: forthcoming, A View of Novel Metaphor in the Light of Recanati's Proposals. In M.J. Frápolli (ed.), Saying, Meaning and Refering. Essays on François Recanati's Philosophy of Language, Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition.

  1. Soria, B (with Romero, E.).: forthcoming, "Metonymy as a Syntactic Strategy in Assigning Informational Prominence within the Noun Phrase", in  Actas del XXIII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA)


 Drafts(comments are very welcome):

  1. Soria, B. (with Romero, E.), "Why metaphors should not be considered implicatures"


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Esther Romero González

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Contact me:

Belén Soria Clivillés

Departamento de Filologías Inglesa y Alemana- Universidad de Granada - Campus de Cartuja, Edificio Facultad de Filosofía y Letras - 18011 Granada, España.

Telephone Number: (+34) 958240644


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