Embodiment via Body Parts

Studies from various languages and cultures

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| King Saud University
| University of Oklahoma / Pennsylvania State University
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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, German, Greek, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Spanish, and Turkish. The studies in this volume also show how embodiment is mediated in those languages through such cognitive mechanisms as metonymy and metaphor.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 31]  2011.  ix, 258 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii–viii
Acknowledgments
ix–x
Introduction: Embodiment via body parts
Zouheir Maalej and Ning Yu
1–20
Part 1. European perspectives
The relevance of embodiment to lexical and collocational meaning: The case of prosopo ‘face’ in Modern Greek
Sophia Marmaridou
23–40
Dynamic body parts in Estonian figurative descriptions of emotion
Ene Vainik
41–70
Contrasting body parts: Metaphors and metonymies of mouth in Danish, English, and Spanish
Uwe Kjær Nissen
71–92
head and eye in German and Indonesian figurative uses
Poppy Siahaan
93–114
Part 2. East Asian perspectives
Speech organs and linguistic activity/function in Chinese
Ning Yu
117–148
Inner and outer body parts: The case of hara ‘belly’ and koshi ‘lower back’ in Japanese
Tomokazu Nagai and Masako K. Hiraga
149–170
A cultural-linguistic look at Japanese ‘eye’ expressions
Debra J. Occhi
171–194
Part 3. Middle Eastern and North African perspectives
Conceptualizations of cheshm ‘eye’ in Persian
Farzad Sharifian †
197–212
Figurative dimensions of 3ayn ‘eye’ in Tunisian Arabic
Zouheir Maalej
213–240
The apocalypse happens when the feet take the position of the head: Figurative uses of ‘head’ and ‘feet’ in Turkish
Mustafa Aksan
241–256
Index
257–258
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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