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Metaphor and Symbol
The phenomenon of mixed metaphor has traditionally been viewed as secondary to the understanding of straight metaphors. This article suggests that such an assumption is detrimental to long-term research. It is claimed that the same kinds of reasoning and knowledge structures involved in understanding straight metaphors are also required in understanding mixed metaphors and that mixing is a central phenomenon. Therefore, any theory of metaphor must be able to account for mixing. To this end, thedoi:10.1080/10926488.2001.9678884 fatcat:na6qvacngffbdnt4pvniet4vz4