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LINGUIST List 16.3666

Thu Dec 22 2005

Books: Anthropological Ling/Semantics,Japanese: Backhouse

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        1.    Joyce Reid, The Lexical Field of Taste: Backhouse


Message 1: The Lexical Field of Taste: Backhouse
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Lexical Field of Taste: Backhouse


Title: The Lexical Field of Taste
Subtitle: A Semantic Study of Japanese Taste Terms
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521023221

Author: A. E. Backhouse
Paperback: ISBN: 052102322X Pages: Price: U.K. £ 18.99
Paperback: ISBN: 052102322X Pages: Price: U.S. $ 32.99
Abstract:

Dr Backhouse undertakes a semantic study of taste terms in modern spoken
Japanese. Through an investigation of the range of vocabulary available for
the description of taste qualities, and their interrelationship in terms of
meaning, Dr Backhouse presents a sensitive elucidation of the structure of
Japanese taste terms, which has significant implications for
anthropological linguistics. He explores important semantic issues, such as
the relationship between evaluative and descriptive meaning, the
intralinguistic mechanisms at work in metaphor, and draws illuminating
connections between the lexical field of colour and that of taste.

"...a useful addition to the small number of full-length studies of the
vocabulary of taste." Joel Kuipers, Anthropological Linguistics

Preface
1. Taste and terms
2. Lexical meaning
3. Methodology
4. Evaluative taste terms in Japanese
5. Descriptive taste terms in Japanese (I)
6. Descriptive taste terms in Japanese (II)
7. Retrospect and prospects
Appendix
Notes
References
Index


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng )

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