Metaphor and Emotion
Language, Culture, and Body in Human Feeling
By (author) Zoltan Kovecses
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Metaphor and Emotion by Zoltan Kovecses
Book DescriptionThis book challenges the simplistic division between the body and culture by showing how human emotions are to a large extent 'constructed' from individuals' embodied experiences in different cultural settings. Kovecses illustrates through detailed cross-linguistic analyses how many emotion concepts reflect wide-spread metaphorical patterns of thought. These emotion metaphors arise from recurring embodied experiences, one reason why human emotions across many cultures conform to certain basic biological-physiological processes in the human body and of the body interacting with the external world. The view proposed here demonstrates how cultural aspects of emotions, metaphorical language about the emotions, and human physiology in emotion are all part of an integrated system. Kovecses convincingly shows how this integrated system points to the reconciliation of the seemingly contradictory views of biological reductionism and social constructionism in contemporary debates about human emotion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521641630
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Zoltan Kovecses
Where Metaphors Come from, Hardback (March 2015)
Kovecses recasts CMT as a contextual theory of metaphor, expanding and refining it to account for the ways in which many verbal metaphors are tied to context.
Metaphor in Culture, Paperback (December 2006)
This exciting book proposes a new theory of metaphor variation.
Language, Mind, and Culture, Paperback (July 2006)
Presents an account of meaning in many linguistic and cultural phenomena that is based on cognitive capacities that human understanders and producers of language possess independently of their ability to use language. This book also suggests that cognitive linguistics is a much more comprehensive enterprise than is commonly accepted.
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How human emotions are 'constructed' from individuals' embodied experiences in different cultural settings.
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