LINGUIST List 32.1707

Fri May 14 2021

Books: The Linguistics of Olfaction: Jędrzejowski, Staniewski (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 11-May-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Linguistics of Olfaction: Jędrzejowski, Staniewski (eds.)
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Title: The Linguistics of Olfaction
Subtitle: Typological and Diachronic Approaches to Synchronic Diversity
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 131
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.131

Editor: Łukasz Jędrzejowski
Editor: Przemysław Staniewski
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260178 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260178 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260178 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208408 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208408 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208408 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

This volume presents novel cross-linguistic insights into how olfactory experiences are expressed in typologically (un-)related languages both from a synchronic and from a diachronic perspective. It contains a general introduction to the topic and fourteen chapters based on philological investigation and thorough fieldwork data from Basque, Beja, Fon, Formosan languages, Hebrew, Indo-European languages, Japanese, Kartvelian languages, Purepecha, and languages of northern Vanuatu. Topics discussed in the individual chapters involve, inter alia, lexical olfactory repertoires and naming strategies, non-literal meanings of olfactory expressions and their semantic change, reduplication, colexification, mimetics, and language contact. The findings provide the reader with a range of fascinating facts about perception description, contribute to a deeper understanding of how olfaction as an understudied sense is encoded linguistically, and offer new theoretical perspectives on how some parts of our cognitive system are verbalized cross-culturally. This volume is highly relevant to lexical typologists, historical linguists, grammarians, and anthropologists.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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