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LINGUIST List 25.3100

Wed Jul 30 2014

Books: The Body in Language: Brenzinger, Kraska-Szlenk (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Jul-2014
From: Stephanie Paalvast <paalvastbrill.com>
Subject: The Body in Language: Brenzinger, Kraska-Szlenk (eds.)
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Title: The Body in Language
Subtitle: Comparative Studies of Linguistic Embodiment
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture
Published: 2014
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/products/book/body-language

Editor: Matthias Brenzinger
Editor: Iwona Kraska-Szlenk
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004274280 Pages: 396 Price: Europe EURO 126
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004274280 Pages: 396 Price: U.S. $ 163
Abstract:

"The Body in Language: Comparative studies of Linguistic Embodiment" provides new insights into the theory of linguistic embodiment in its universal and cultural aspects. The contributions of the volume offer theoretical reflections on grammaticalization, lexical semantics, philosophy, multimodal communication and - by discussing metaphorization and metonymy in figurative language - on cognitive linguistics in general.

Case studies contribute first-hand data on embodiment from more than 15 languages and present findings on the body in language in diverse cultures from various continents. Embodiment fundamentally underlies human conceptualization and the present discussions reveal a wide range of target domains in conceptual transfers with the body as the source domain.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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