LINGUIST List 30.1063

Fri Mar 08 2019

Books: Perception Metaphors: Speed, O'Meara, San Roque, Majid (eds.)

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Date: 01-Mar-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Perception Metaphors: Speed, O'Meara, San Roque, Majid (eds.)
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Title: Perception Metaphors
Series Title: Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 19
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/celcr.19

Editor: Laura J. Speed
Editor: Carolyn O'Meara
Editor: Lila San Roque
Editor: Asifa Majid
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263049 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263049 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263049 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202000 Pages: 382 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202000 Pages: 382 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202000 Pages: 382 Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Metaphor allows us to think and talk about one thing in terms of another, ratcheting up our cognitive and expressive capacity. It gives us concrete terms for abstract phenomena, for example, ideas become things we can grasp or let go of. Perceptual experience—characterised as physical and relatively concrete—should be an ideal source domain in metaphor, and a less likely target. But is this the case across diverse languages? And are some sensory modalities perhaps more concrete than others? This volume presents critical new data on perception metaphors from over 40 languages, including many which are under-studied. Aside from the wealth of data from diverse languages—modern and historical; spoken and signed—a variety of methods (e.g., natural language corpora, experimental) and theoretical approaches are brought together. This collection highlights how perception metaphor can offer both a bedrock of common experience and a source of continuing innovation in human communication.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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