Traveling Conceptualizations

A cognitive and anthropological linguistic study of Jamaican

ORCID logoAndrea Hollington | University of Cologne
ISBN 9789027202970 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027268402 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Traveling Conceptualizations is a monograph which is concerned with African cultural conceptualizations in Jamaican. It contributes to the study of Transatlantic relations between Africa and Jamaica, and in particular to the understanding of African influences in Jamaican linguistic practices. The book constitutes a first study of these phenomena from a cognitive-linguistic perspective and investigates traveling conceptualizations at the intersection of language, culture and cognition. The author explores Jamaican linguistic practices in different domains namely conceptualizations involving parts of the (human) body, conceptualizations of events, roles and relations underlying serial verb constructions, and conceptualizations of kinship and names. The study can be regarded as an innovative contribution as it looks not only at linguistic expressions on the surface but discusses the underlying cultural and cognitive basis of semantic structures. The study thus aims at making African-Jamaican connections on the conceptual level visible and also discusses notions of consciousness, agency and emblematicity.
[Culture and Language Use, 14] 2015.  xxiv, 242 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Pawlak, Nina
2020. Introduction. In West African languages. Linguistic theory and communication, DOI logo
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CFB: Sociolinguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015013358 | Marc record