Publication details [#14306]

Belkhir, S. 2019. Animal-related concepts across languages and cultures from a cognitive linguistic perspective. Cognitive Linguistic Studies 6 (2) : 295–324. 30 pp.
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Amsterdam: John Benjamins


This article focuses on animal related proverbs in English, French, Arabic and Kabyle. The authors suggest another ranking scale different to the one of the Great Chain Metaphor Theory, and the one proposed by Belkhir (2014). They aim at finding influences of cultural contexts and models for the establishing of within species ranking. They conclude that source domain concepts in the metaphor HUMAN IS ANIMAL in animal-animal rankings across species (DOG, LION, ASS, HORSE, CAMEL, and OX) and within the same species is determined by sociocultural contexts.