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Title: The Lexical Field of Taste
Subtitle: A Semantic Study of Japanese Taste Terms
Written By: Anthony E Backhouse
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics

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

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052102322X
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: U.K. £ 18.99
U.S. $ 32.99