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Culture, body, and language : conceptualizations of internal body organs across cultures and languages

Author: Farzad Sharifian
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2008.
Series: Applications of cognitive linguistics, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the central themes in cognitive linguistics is the uniquely human development of some higher potential called the "mind" and, more particularly, the intertwining of body and mind, which has come to be known as embodiment. Several books and volumes have explored this theme in length. However, the interaction between culture, body and language has not received the due attention that it deserves. Naturally, any  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Culture, body, and language.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2008
(DLC) 2008030011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Farzad Sharifian
ISBN: 9783110199109 3110199106 1283396610 9781283396615
OCLC Number: 646770396
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 431 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Table of contents --
List of contributors --
A. Introduction --
Culture and language: Looking for the "mind" inside --
the body --
B. Abdomen-centering conceptualizations --
Gut feelings: Locating intellect, emotionand --
lifeforce in the Thaayorre body --
Did he break your heart or your liver? A --
contrastive study on metaphorical concepts from the source domain ORGAN --
in English and in Indonesian --
Contrastive semantics and cultural --
psychology:English heart vs. Malay hati --
Guts, heart and liver: The conceptualization of --
internal organs in Basque --
C. Holistic heart-centering --
conceptualizations --
The Chinese heart as the central faculty of --
cognition --
The heart --
What it means to the Japanese --
speakers --
How to have a HEART in Japanese --
The Korean conceptualization of heart: An --
indigenous perspective --
D. Dualistic heart/head-centering --
conceptualizations --
Conceptualizations of del 'heart-stomach' in --
Persian --
Expressions concerning the heart (libbā) in --
Northeastern Neo-Aramaic in relation to a Classical Syriac model of the --
temperaments --
Hearts and (angry) minds in Old English --
To be in control: kind-hearted and cool-headed. The --
head-heart dichotomy in English --
The heart as a source of semiosis: The case of --
Dutch --
The heart and cultural embodiment in Tunisian --
Arabic --
Backmatter.
Series Title: Applications of cognitive linguistics, 7.
Responsibility: edited by Farzad Sharifian [and others].
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