Vera da Silva Sinha

List of John Benjamins publications for which Vera da Silva Sinha plays a role.



Language, Culture and Identity – Signs of Life

Edited by Vera da Silva Sinha, Ana Moreno-Núñez and Zhen Tian

Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Cognition and language | Discourse studies | Narrative Studies | Pragmatics


Araujo Sampaio, Wany Bernardete de, Vera da Silva Sinha and Chris Sinha 2020 Chapter 9. Embodiment, personification, identity: Metaphor and world view in a Brazilian Tupian culture and languageLanguage, Culture and Identity – Signs of Life, Silva Sinha, Vera da, Ana Moreno-Núñez and Zhen Tian (eds.), pp. 181–202 | Chapter
In this paper we address ontological metaphorical linguistic expressions in a Brazilian Tupian language and culture, based on conceptual metaphor theory. We focus on metaphors of personification and body part constructions in the Amondawa language; analyzing examples from retellings of mythical… read more
Silva Sinha, Vera da, Ana Moreno-Núñez and Zhen Tian 2020 Introduction. Language, culture and identity: Signs of lifeLanguage, Culture and Identity – Signs of Life, Silva Sinha, Vera da, Ana Moreno-Núñez and Zhen Tian (eds.), pp. 1–6 | Chapter
Cabral, Ana Suelly Arruda Câmara, Wany Bernardete de Araujo Sampaio and Vera da Silva Sinha 2016 Indigenous language policies in Brazil: Training indigenous people as teachers and researchersEndangered Languages and Languages in Danger: Issues of documentation, policy, and language rights, Filipović, Luna and Martin Pütz (eds.), pp. 45–59 | Article
In this chapter we outline the historical background of Brazilian language policies that are meant to be supportive of Brazilian indigenous languages and discuss some positive and negative impacts of national programmes developed under these policies. We single out the official programmes relating… read more
Sinha, Chris, Vera da Silva Sinha, Jörg Zinken and Wany Sampaio 2016 When time is not space: The social and linguistic construction of time intervals and temporal event relations in an Amazonian cultureConceptualizations of Time, Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Barbara (ed.), pp. 151–186 | Article
It is widely assumed that there is a natural, prelinguistic conceptual domain of time whose linguistic organization is universally structured via metaphoric mapping from the lexicon and grammar of space and motion. We challenge this assumption on the basis of our research on the Amondawa (Tupi… read more
Silva Sinha, Vera da, Chris Sinha, Wany Sampaio and Jörg Zinken 2012 1. Event-based time intervals in an Amazonian cultureSpace and Time in Languages and Cultures: Language, culture, and cognition, Filipović, Luna and Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt (eds.), pp. 15–35 | Article
We report an ethnographic and field-experiment-based study of time intervals in Amondawa, a Tupi language and culture of Amazonia. We analyse two Amondawa time interval systems based on natural environmental events (seasons and days), as well as the Amondawa system for categorising lifespan time… read more