Body Part Terms in Conceptualization and Language Usage

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| University of Warsaw
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The volume focuses on body part terms as the vehicle of embodied cognition and conceptualization. It explores the relationship between universal embodiment, language-specific cultural models and linguistic usage practices. The chapters of the volume add to the previous research in a novel way. The presentation of original data from previously undescribed languages spoken by small communities in Africa and South America allows to discover unknown aspects of embodiment and to propose new interpretations. Well-known languages are analyzed from a new perspective relying on the benefits of linguistic corpora. Contrastive and theoretically oriented studies help to pinpoint similarities and differences among languages, as well as tendencies in conceptualization patterns and semantic development of the lexis of body part terms. The volume contributes to the field of linguistics, but also to cognitive science, anthropology and cultural studies.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Introduction
Iwona Kraska-Szlenk
2–8
Part 1. General and Contrastive Studies
12–114
Linguistic embodiment in linguistic experience: A corpus-based study
Ning Yu
12–30
Polysemic chains, body parts and embodiment
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
32–51
Body-part terms as a linguistic topic and the relevance of body-parts as tools
Helma Pasch
54–75
Towards a semantic lexicon of body part terms
Iwona Kraska-Szlenk
78–98
Body part terms in musical discourse
Sanja Kiš Žuvela
100–114
Part 2. Grammaticalization Studies
118–190
‘Body’ and the relationship between verb and participants
Zygmunt Frajzyngier
118–132
On the grammatical uses of the ‘head’ in Wolof: From reflexivity to intensifying uses
Stéphane Robert
134–167
Multifaceted body parts in Murui: A case study from Northwest Amazonia
Katarzyna I. Wojtylak
170–190
Part 3. Lexical Case Studies
196–308
The metonymic folk model of language in Turkish
Melike Baş
196–214
Keeping an eye on body parts: Cultural conceptualizations of the ‘eye’ in Hungarian
Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
216–245
The conceptualization of ido ‘eye’ in Hausa
Ahmadu Shehu
248–268
Conceptualisations of entrails in English and Polish
Małgorzata Waśniewska
270–290
Cultural conceptualisations of nawsk ‘belly/stomach’ in Kurdish
Vahede Nosrati
292–308
Index
309
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019050585