LINGUIST List 26.3898

Thu Sep 03 2015

Books: Traveling Conceptualizations: Hollington

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Date: 01-Sep-2015
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Subject: Traveling Conceptualizations: Hollington
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Title: Traveling Conceptualizations
Subtitle: A cognitive and anthropological linguistic study of Jamaican
Series Title: Culture and Language Use 14
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Andrea Hollington
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268402 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268402 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268402 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202970 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202970 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202970 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30

Traveling Conceptualizations is a monograph which is concerned with African cultural conceptualizations in Jamaican. It contributes to the study of Transatlantic relations between Africa and Jamaica, and in particular to the understanding of African influences in Jamaican linguistic practices. The book constitutes a first study of these phenomena from a cognitive-linguistic perspective and investigates traveling conceptualizations at the intersection of language, culture and cognition. The author explores Jamaican linguistic practices in different domains namely conceptualizations involving parts of the (human) body, conceptualizations of events, roles and relations underlying serial verb constructions, and conceptualizations of kinship and names. The study can be regarded as an innovative contribution as it looks not only at linguistic expressions on the surface but discusses the underlying cultural and cognitive basis of semantic structures. The study thus aims at making African-Jamaican connections on the conceptual level visible and also discusses notions of consciousness, agency and emblematicity.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            General Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Creole English, Jamaican (jam)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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