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Embodiment via body parts : studies from various languages and cultures / edited by Zouhair Maalej, Ning Yu.

Contributor(s): Maalej, Zouheir A | Yu, NingMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Human cognitive processing ; v. 31.Publication details: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011. Description: 1 online resource (vi, 258 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789027223852; 9027223858; 9789027285133; 9027285136; 1283234440; 9781283234443; 9786613234445; 6613234443Subject(s): Language and culture | Human body and language | Language and languages -- Variation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics | Human body and language | Language and culture | Language and languages -- Variation | Lichaamsdelen | Talen | Emoties | Metaforen | Cognitieve linguïstiek | Språk och samhälleGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Congressen (vorm) Additional physical formats: Print version:: Embodiment via body parts.DDC classification: 306.44 LOC classification: P35 | .E45 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
pt. 1. European perspectives -- pt. 2. East Asian perspectives -- pt. 3. Middle Eastern and North African perspectives.
Summary: Research on the "embodiment hypothesis" within cognitive linguistics and beyond is growing steadily aiming to bridge language, culture, and cognition. This volume seeks to address the question regarding what specific roles individual body parts play in the embodied conceptualization of emotions, mental faculties, character traits, cultural values, and so on in various cultures, as manifested in their respective languages. It brings together some linguistic evidence that sheds light on the embodied nature of human cognition from languages as diverse as Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Estonian.
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This volume is based on the theme session titled 'Embodiment via Body Parts', organized by Zouheir Maalej, Farzad Sharifian, and Ning Yu at the 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference held in Krakow, Poland, in July 2007.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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pt. 1. European perspectives -- pt. 2. East Asian perspectives -- pt. 3. Middle Eastern and North African perspectives.

Research on the "embodiment hypothesis" within cognitive linguistics and beyond is growing steadily aiming to bridge language, culture, and cognition. This volume seeks to address the question regarding what specific roles individual body parts play in the embodied conceptualization of emotions, mental faculties, character traits, cultural values, and so on in various cultures, as manifested in their respective languages. It brings together some linguistic evidence that sheds light on the embodied nature of human cognition from languages as diverse as Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Estonian.

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