LINGUIST List 26.3898

Thu Sep 03 2015

Books: Traveling Conceptualizations: Hollington

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Date: 01-Sep-2015
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
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
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/clu.14

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
Abstract:

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
                            Sociolinguistics

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

Written In: English (eng)

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