Publication details [#18869]
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.
Book – monograph
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.