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Perception metaphors

Author: Laura J Speed; Carolyn O'Meara; Lila San Roque; Asifa Majid
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019]
Series: Converging evidence in language and communication research, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Metaphor allows us to think and talk about one thing in terms of another, ratcheting up our cognitive and expressive capacity. It gives us concrete terms for abstract phenomena, for example, ideas become things we can grasp or let go of. Perceptual experience - characterised as physical and relatively concrete - should be an ideal source domain in metaphor, and a less likely target. But is this the case across  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Perception metaphors.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019]
(DLC) 2018058351
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J Speed; Carolyn O'Meara; Lila San Roque; Asifa Majid
ISBN: 9789027202000 9027202001
OCLC Number: 1053904313
Notes: The collection of articles in this volume came from a workshop " Perception Metaphor " organized by the editors in 2016, and held at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Description: viii, 382 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Converging evidence in language and communication research, v. 19.
Responsibility: edited by Laura J. Speed, Carolyn O'Meara, Lila San Roque, Asifa Majid.

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Metaphor allows us to think and talk about one thing in terms of another, ratcheting up our cognitive and expressive capacity. It gives us concrete terms for abstract phenomena, for example, ideas become things we can grasp or let go of. Perceptual experience - characterised as physical and relatively concrete - should be an ideal source domain in metaphor, and a less likely target. But is this the case across diverse languages? And are some sensory modalities perhaps more concrete than others? This volume presents critical new data on perception metaphors from over 40 languages, including many which are under-studied. Aside from the wealth of data from diverse languages - modern and historical; spoken and signed - a variety of methods (e.g., natural language corpora, experimental) and theoretical approaches are brought together. This collection highlights how perception metaphor can offer both a bedrock of common experience and a source of continuing innovation in human communication.

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For too long, cognitivist (cognitive science) studies has lorded it over sensory studies. This book has the potential to reverse that trend thanks to its close attention to the sensuous. -- David Read more...

 
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