Language and the Cognitive Construal of the World

Language and the Cognitive Construal of the World

by John R. Taylor

ISBN-10: 3110143011

ISBN-13: 9783110143010

Pub. Date: 07/07/1995

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Product Details

De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series, #82
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: Linguistic and anthropological approaches to cognition
Introduction: On construing the world1
Seeing it in more than one way23
Possession and possessive constructions51
What lack needs to have: A study in the cognitive semantics of privation81
The construal of cause: The case of cause prepositions95
Conceptual grammaticalization and prediction119
Metaphors of anger in Japanese137
Looking back at anger: Cultural traditions and metaphorical patterns153
Anger: Its language, conceptualization, and physiology in the light of cross-cultural evidence181
The metaphorical conception of mind: "Mental activity is manipulation"197
Vantage theory231
The terror of Montezuma: Aztec history, vantage theory, and the category of "person"277
Selection of Japanese categories during social interaction331
Genus, species, and vantages365
On construing the world of language377
Index of names391
Subject index396

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