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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.
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'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)