Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


Book Information

   

Title: Endangered Metaphors
Edited By: Anna Idström
Elisabeth Piirainen
Tiber F.M. Falzett
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/clscc.2
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 2
Description:

When the last speaker of a language dies, s/he takes to oblivion the
memories, associations and the rich imagery this language community has
once lived by. The cultural heritage encoded in conventional linguistic
metaphors, handed down through generations, will be lost forever. This
volume consists of fifteen articles about metaphors in endangered languages,
from Peru to Alaska, from India to Ghana.

The empirical data demonstrate that the assumptions of contemporary
cognitive linguistic theory about “universal” metaphors and the underlying
cognitive processes are still far from plausible, since culture plays an
important role in the formation of metaphors. Moreover, that theory has been
based on knowledge of metaphors in some standard languages. Indigenous
and other minority languages, especially mainly orally used ones, have been
disregarded completely.

Besides researchers and students in linguistics, especially in metaphor and
figurative language theory, this compilation provides food for thought for
scholars in large fields of cultural studies, ranging from anthropology and
ethnology to folkloristics and philosophy.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027274922
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
Europe EURO 95.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027204059
Prices: U.K. £ 95.00
Europe EURO 100.70
U.S. $ 143.00