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Alverton, Hoyt. 1994. Semantics and experience: universal metaphors of time in English, Mandarin, Hindi, and Sesotho. (Parallax: Re-Visions of Culture and Society). Baltimore (MD): John Hopkins University Press. 151 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
English
Language as a subject
ISBN
0-80184811-3

Annotation

In this contribution, presenting a crosslinguistic comparison of collocations and metaphors in expressions of time, it is argued that there may be a universal experience incorporated in semantic structures of everyday language. The focus is on the semantic-pragmatic linkage and meaning invariance.