FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: CROSS-CULTURAL AND CROSS-LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES (CRiSPI vol. 13)
By Dmitrij Dobrovol'skij, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Language Institute) and Moscow State University, Russia Elisabeth Piirainen, Steinfurt, Germany
Table of Contents General Issues. Conventional Figurative Language and Phraseology. On the Cross-Linguistic Equivalence of Idioms. Motivation of Conventional Figurative Units. 'False Friends' and Paronyms. The Cognitive Theory of the Metaphor. Idioms of Fear: A Cognitive Approach. Cognitive Modelling of Figurative Semantics. Specific Frames: The Concept House in Language and Culture. Culture and Figurative Language. Cultural Symbolism in Figurative Language. Numeral Words and Number Symbols in Culture and Language: Case Studies. Animal Metaphors and Animal Symbols: Case Studies. Conclusions. References.