Social Research Glossary

 

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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Metonymy


core definition

Metonymy is the process of replacing the usual sign relating to a concept being referred to by another indirect word or code.


explanatory context

For example, using turf to refer to horseracing, or crown to refer to monarch.

 

In structuralist analysis 'metonymy' is sometimes used instead of diachrony.


analytical review


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

diachrony

structuralism


Sources


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