Perception Metaphors

Laura J. Speed | University of York and Radboud University
Carolyn O'Meara | National Autonomous University of Mexico and Radboud University
Lila San Roque | Radboud University
ORCID logoAsifa Majid | University of York and Radboud University
ISBN 9789027202000 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027263049 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Metaphor allows us to think and talk about one thing in terms of another, ratcheting up our cognitive and expressive capacity. It gives us concrete terms for abstract phenomena, for example, ideas become things we can grasp or let go of. Perceptual experience—characterised as physical and relatively concrete—should be an ideal source domain in metaphor, and a less likely target. But is this the case across diverse languages? And are some sensory modalities perhaps more concrete than others? This volume presents critical new data on perception metaphors from over 40 languages, including many which are under-studied. Aside from the wealth of data from diverse languages—modern and historical; spoken and signed—a variety of methods (e.g., natural language corpora, experimental) and theoretical approaches are brought together. This collection highlights how perception metaphor can offer both a bedrock of common experience and a source of continuing innovation in human communication.
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“For too long, cognitivist (cognitive science) studies has lorded it over sensory studies. This book has the potential to reverse that trend thanks to its close attention to the sensuous.”
“[...] Perception Metaphors is a timely publication. It deals with something that interests many linguists right now. If you are not yet familiar with this topic, this edited volume is a good place to start.”
“To conclude, the volume Perception Metaphor provides a great resource for scholars interested in understanding what are the hot topics, the open questions, and the challenges involved in the blooming research field of perception metaphor.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN016000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
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