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Schnall, Simone and Frances L. Hiatt. 2002. Review of 'Metaphor and Emotion: Language, Culture, and Body in Human Feeling' by Zoltán Kövecses. 2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xvi + 223 pages, $ 49.95 (cloth). Metaphor and Symbol 17 (3) : 243–247.
Publication type
Review/summary
Publication language
English

Abstract

'Metaphor and Emotion' provides an excellent account of how the human body influences and constrains the conceptualization of emotion. The book convincingly illustrates how figurative language plays a pivotal role in understanding a phenomenon as complex as the nature of human emotion by providing a comprehensive analysis of conceptual metaphors and metonymies across different linguistic communities and cultures, as well as historical time. (Simone Schnall and Frances Hiatt)