LINGUIST List 17.1658|
Thu Jun 01 2006
Qs: Analysis of 'Other' in Any Language, Any Theory; Time Metaphors
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Analysis of 'Other' in Any Language, Any Theory
Message 1: Analysis of 'Other' in Any Language, Any Theory
From: Thomas Hanke <thomashankeemail.de>
Subject: Analysis of 'Other' in Any Language, Any Theory
I would like to ask you for help in -literally- an 'other' problem.
My developing PhD thesis has bi-partite reciprocity expressions like ''each
other'' and ''one another'' as a main topic.
In the last months, I have been able to find only marginal remarks on
'other' and similar concepts - usual as an explanation for other phenomena
like focus particles or anaphora ('no-one else', 'no other person'). The
usual semantic analyses mention only membership in the same category and
distinction from one member with no further details.
In reference grammars and descriptions of numeral systems, I found some
hints, mainly that the functional range of 'other' expressions is not
obligatorily similar to European languages.
"'Other"', "'else"', and their counterparts in other languages are
obviously not the best keywords to search for.
I will be glad to get hints to any research on 'other,else' and related
notions. Any perspective, theory, language is welcome.
Some topics that came to my mind are the relation to, and interaction with:
- indefiniteness, definiteness, reference,
- deictics, pronouns
- quantifiers, groups, genericity
- discourse organization, 'the first' versus 'the other(s)',
- different conceptual fields like space, time,
- membership in and compatibility with word-classes
Thank you for your interest!
I will post a summary.
Berlin Utrecht project group ''A typology of reciprocal markers: Analysis
Message 2: Time Metaphors
From: Sondes Hamdi <sondeshamdiyahoo.fr>
Subject: Time Metaphors
I am carrying out a comparative research on the conceptual metaphors for
time in English and Arabic within the Lakoffian framwork. I want to be sure
of two points.
(1)Is it true that so far no single comparative/contrastive study has been
carried out on time metaphors in Arabic and English.
(2) Do you have any published, and thus accessible, references on
comparative studies for time metaphors. Sometimes, I find some interesting
titles in the internet, but they are unpublished, rendering the access to
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
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