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LINGUIST List 23.1936

Wed Apr 18 2012

Books: Endangered Metaphors: Piirainen, Idström (Eds), Falzett

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>


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Date: 03-Apr-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Endangered Metaphors: Piirainen, Idström (Eds), Falzett
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Title: Endangered Metaphors
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 2
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/clscc.2

Editor: Anna Idström
Editor: Elisabeth Piirainen
Editor: Tiber F.M. Falzett
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274922 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274922 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204059 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204059 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204059 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

When the last speaker of a language dies, s/he takes to oblivion the
memories, associations and the rich imagery this language community has
once lived by. The cultural heritage encoded in conventional linguistic
metaphors, handed down through generations, will be lost forever. This
volume consists of fifteen articles about metaphors in endangered languages,
from Peru to Alaska, from India to Ghana.

The empirical data demonstrate that the assumptions of contemporary
cognitive linguistic theory about "universal" metaphors and the underlying
cognitive processes are still far from plausible, since culture plays an
important role in the formation of metaphors. Moreover, that theory has been
based on knowledge of metaphors in some standard languages. Indigenous
and other minority languages, especially mainly orally used ones, have been
disregarded completely.

Besides researchers and students in linguistics, especially in metaphor and
figurative language theory, this compilation provides food for thought for
scholars in large fields of cultural studies, ranging from anthropology and
ethnology to folkloristics and philosophy.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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