Metaphor across Time and Conceptual Space

The interplay of embodiment and cultural models

| Northwestern State University of Louisiana
ISBN 9789027204066 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027271808 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Contemporary linguistic forms are partially the product of their historical antecedents, and the same is true for cognitive conceptualization. The book presents the results of several diachronic corpus studies of conceptual metaphor in a longitudinal and empirical “mixed methods” design, employing both quantitative and qualitative analysis measures; the study design was informed by usage-based theory. The goal was to investigate the interaction over time between conceptualization and cultural models in historical English-speaking society. The main study of two linguistic metaphors of anger spans five centuries (A.D. 1500 to 1990). The results show that conceptualization and cultural models—understood as non-autonomous, encyclopedic knowledge—work together to determine both the meaning and use of a linguistic metaphor. In addition, historically a wide variety of emotion concepts formed a complex cognitive array called the Domain Matrix of emotion. The implications for conceptual metaphor theory, research methodology, and future study are discussed in detail.
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Table of Contents
Tables and figures
Part I. Theoretical foundations
Chapter 1. The Cognition-Culture interface
Chapter 2. Diachronic aspects of synchronic concepts
Chapter 3. Metaphor across historical time
Part II. A macro-study of human emotion in cultural context, A.D. 1500–1990
Chapter 4. Research questions and methodology
Chapter 5. Results of the ancillary study 
of non-linguistic data
Chapter 6. The main study of two diachronic metaphors of anger
Part III. Micro-studies of emotion – the 19th century
Chapter 7. The edge of anger: The spleen metaphor across emotion domains
Chapter 8. Bubbling happiness: Properties of emotion
Part IV. Conclusions and implications
Chapter 9. The non-autonomous nature of cognition, language, and culture
Epilogue. “Bridging the Gap” between theory and real-world language use
References. The historical Four Humors texts with brief annotations
Metaphor Across Time and Conceptual Space is a useful addition to a currently popular research area—the diachronic study of metaphors of emotion—and as such it should find a ready audience. Its particular contribution lies in the very explicit attempt to bring notions of embodiment together with cultural considerations, and it does so persuasively. It will be of relevance to scholars with an interest in the conceptualization of emotions, as well as historical linguists, and should also offer a useful perspective to historians, particularly early modern historians, given the use of corpora with a center of gravity in this period”
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013012311 | Marc record