The Body in Language : Comparative Studies of Linguistic Embodiment.

By: Brenzinger, MatthiasContributor(s): Kraska-Szlenk, IwonaSeries: Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture SerPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (396 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004274297Subject(s): Language and languages -- Origin.;Semantics -- Psychological aspects.;Gesture.;Cognitive grammar.;Metaphor.;Metonyms.;Anthropological linguisticsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Body in Language : Comparative Studies of Linguistic EmbodimentDDC classification: 401 LOC classification: P325.5 .P78 B634 20Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Notes on Contributors -- The Body in Language: An Introduction -- Grammaticalization and Lexicalization Patterns of Body Part Terms -- The Body in Language: Observations from Grammaticalization -- Grammaticalization of Body-Part Terms in Ethiosemitic -- Extending Body-Part Terms in the Domain of Emotions -- Corporeal Incorporation and Extension in Dene Sųłiné (Athapaskan) Lexicalization -- The Cow's Body as the Source Domain of Philosophical Metaphors in the Ṛgveda: The Case of 'Udder' (ū́dhar) -- Conceptualization of the Body and Self -- Our Collocating Body Parts: Recurring Images of Self and Other in the Use of English Body-Part Terms -- Notions of SELF in Hausa -- Embodied Languages and Other Modalities -- Hausa Metaphors: Gestural Idioms Containing Body-Part Terms -- The Up/Down Orientation in Language and Music -- Case Studies from Africa -- Embodiment in Zande -- Body Parts We Live By in Language and Culture: The raaS 'head' and yidd 'hand' in Tunisian Arabic -- What Hands/Arms Can Say: A Corpus-Based Analysis of the Swahili Body-Part Terms Mkono and Mikono -- Grammaticalization of Body-Part Terms in Mundabli -- Whomever It Concerns-Notions of Control, Initiation and Affectedness in Expressions of Body-Centred Activities in Mbembe -- Sexual, Impure, Vulgar: An Analysis of the Intimate Body-Part Terms in Egyptian Arabic -- Case Studies from Europe -- Selected Body-Part Terms as a Means for Conveying Abstract Concepts in The Economist: The Case of Head, Eye, Mouth and Nose -- Semiotic Conceptualization of the Human Body and the Case Study of Russian 'Navel' -- Author Index -- Language Index -- Subject Index.
Summary: The Body in Language provides theoretical reflections on grammaticalization, lexical semantics, philosophy, multimodal communication as well as on cognitive linguistics in general. Case studies discuss the embodiment in a wide range of languages and from diverse cultures on various continents.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Notes on Contributors -- The Body in Language: An Introduction -- Grammaticalization and Lexicalization Patterns of Body Part Terms -- The Body in Language: Observations from Grammaticalization -- Grammaticalization of Body-Part Terms in Ethiosemitic -- Extending Body-Part Terms in the Domain of Emotions -- Corporeal Incorporation and Extension in Dene Sųłiné (Athapaskan) Lexicalization -- The Cow's Body as the Source Domain of Philosophical Metaphors in the Ṛgveda: The Case of 'Udder' (ū́dhar) -- Conceptualization of the Body and Self -- Our Collocating Body Parts: Recurring Images of Self and Other in the Use of English Body-Part Terms -- Notions of SELF in Hausa -- Embodied Languages and Other Modalities -- Hausa Metaphors: Gestural Idioms Containing Body-Part Terms -- The Up/Down Orientation in Language and Music -- Case Studies from Africa -- Embodiment in Zande -- Body Parts We Live By in Language and Culture: The raaS 'head' and yidd 'hand' in Tunisian Arabic -- What Hands/Arms Can Say: A Corpus-Based Analysis of the Swahili Body-Part Terms Mkono and Mikono -- Grammaticalization of Body-Part Terms in Mundabli -- Whomever It Concerns-Notions of Control, Initiation and Affectedness in Expressions of Body-Centred Activities in Mbembe -- Sexual, Impure, Vulgar: An Analysis of the Intimate Body-Part Terms in Egyptian Arabic -- Case Studies from Europe -- Selected Body-Part Terms as a Means for Conveying Abstract Concepts in The Economist: The Case of Head, Eye, Mouth and Nose -- Semiotic Conceptualization of the Human Body and the Case Study of Russian 'Navel' -- Author Index -- Language Index -- Subject Index.

The Body in Language provides theoretical reflections on grammaticalization, lexical semantics, philosophy, multimodal communication as well as on cognitive linguistics in general. Case studies discuss the embodiment in a wide range of languages and from diverse cultures on various continents.

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