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  • 1.
    Stamenković, Dušan
    et al.
    University of Niš, Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia.
    Ichien, Nicholas
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
    Holyoak, Keith J.
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
    Individual differences in comprehension of contextualized metaphors2020In: Metaphor and Symbol, ISSN 1092-6488, E-ISSN 1532-7868, Vol. 35, no 4, p. 285-301Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report a study examining the role of linguistic context in modulating the influences of individual differences in fluid and crystalized intelligence on comprehension of literary metaphors. Three conditions were compared: no context, metaphor-congruent context, and literal-congruent context. Relative to the baseline no-context condition, the metaphor-congruent context facilitated comprehension of the metaphorical meaning whereas the literal-congruent context impaired it. Measures of fluid and crystalized intelligence both made separable contributions to predicting metaphor comprehension. The metaphor-congruent context selectively increased the contribution of crystalized verbal intelligence. These findings support the hypothesis that a supportive linguistic context encourages use of semantic integration in interpreting metaphors.

  • 2.
    Stamenković, Dušan
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, English language.
    Milenković, Katarina
    University of Niš, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, Serbia.
    Ichien, Nicholas
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
    Holyoak, Keith J.
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
    An individual-differences approach to poetic metaphor: Impact of aptness and familiarity2023In: Metaphor and Symbol, ISSN 1092-6488, E-ISSN 1532-7868, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 149-161Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using poetic metaphors in the Serbian language, we identified systematic variations in the impact of fluid and crystalized intelligence on comprehension of metaphors that varied in rated aptness and familiarity. Overall, comprehension scores were higher for metaphors that were high rather than low in aptness, and high rather than low in familiarity. A measure of crystalized intelligence was a robust predictor of comprehension across the full range of metaphors, but especially for those that were either relatively unfamiliar or more apt. In contrast, individual differences associated with fluid intelligence were clearly found only for metaphors that were low in aptness. Superior verbal knowledge appears to be particularly important when trying to find meaning in novel metaphorical expressions, and also when exploring the rich interpretive potential of apt metaphors. The broad role of crystalized intelligence in metaphor comprehension is consistent with the view that metaphors are largely understood using semantic integration processes continuous with those that operate in understanding literal language.

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