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LINGUIST List 20.2081

Thu Jun 04 2009

Books: Semantics: Yu

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, From Body to Meaning in Culture: Yu

Message 1: From Body to Meaning in Culture: Yu
Date: 04-Jun-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: From Body to Meaning in Culture: Yu
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Title: From Body to Meaning in Culture
Subtitle: Papers on cognitive semantic studies of Chinese
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Z%20149

Author: Ning Yu
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027232625 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027232625 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027232632 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 36.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027232632 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 54.00
Abstract:

From the perspective of Cognitive Semantics and Conceptual Metaphor Theory,
this collection of papers looks at the relationship between language, body,
culture, and cognition. In particular, it looks into the embodied nature of
human language and cognition as arising from and situated in the cultural
environment. The papers in this collection all attempt to demonstrate, from
different angles, the language-body connections that may reflect, to some
extent, the mind-body connections as manifested in the interaction between
the body and the physical and cultural world. They study language in a
systematic way as a window into the human mind. As a collection of papers
that focuses on the study of Chinese with a comparative viewpoint on
English, it sheds light on the bodily basis of human meaning and
understanding in particular cultural contexts.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng )

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