Typological Aspects of Figurative Language
The goal of this questionnaire is to obtain an overview of metaphorical expressions in a wide
variety of the world's languages, in order to seek out universalities and diversities in the
domain of figurative language. The questionnaire may be filled out in varying degrees of detail.
Realistic response times might vary from half an hour to a few hours. The questionnaire is
currently available in English, Indonesian and Portuguese versions, for use by linguists in
different contact-language situations.
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David Gil and Yeshayahu Shen