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Nyarko Ansah, Gladys. 2014. Culture in Embodied Cognition: Metaphorical/Metonymic Conceptualizations of FEAR in Akan and English. Metaphor and Symbol 29 (1) : 44–58.
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Language as a subject
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This study debates how resemblances in the shared metaphorical conceptualizations of fear in Akan and English back the cultural embodied cognition thesis, whereas dissimilitudes in language-typical executions may be accounted for in terms of cultural refining. The study also indicates a metaphor–metonymy interaction in cross-cultural emotion conceptualization.