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The body in language : comparative studies of linguistic embodiment

Author: Matthias Brenzinger; Iwona Kraska
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]
Series: Brill's studies in language, cognition and culture, v. 8.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Body in language.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]
(DLC) 2014015504
(OCoLC)879119460
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Brenzinger; Iwona Kraska
ISBN: 9789004274297 9004274294
OCLC Number: 893679542
Notes: Most of the chapters of the present volume developed from papers presented at the international conference "The Body in Language" held in Warsaw on the 21-22 October 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages).
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 Rg̣veda: 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 TermsNotions 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 MbembeSexual, 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.
Series Title: Brill's studies in language, cognition and culture, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Matthias Brenzinger and Iwona Kraska-Szlenk.

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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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