Where Metaphors Come From

Author: Zoltan Kovecses
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266392
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Where Metaphors Come From from the Author: Zoltan Kovecses. In Where Metaphors Come From, Zolt?n K?vecses proposes a metaphorical grounding that augments and refines conceptual metaphor theory according to which conceptual metaphors are based on our bodily experience. While this is certainly true in many cases of metaphor, the role of the body in metaphor creation can and should be reinterpreted, and, consequently, the body can be seen as just one of the several contexts from which metaphors can emerge (including the situational, discourse, and conceptual-cognitive contexts) - although perhaps the dominant or crucial one. K?vecses is a leader in CMT, and his argument in this book is more in line with what has been discovered about the nature of human cognition in recent years; namely, that human cognition is grounded in experience in multiple ways - embodiment, in a strict sense, being just one of them (see Barsalou, 2008; Gibbs, 2006; Pecher and Zwaan, 2005). In light of the present work, this is because cognition, including metaphorical cognition, is grounded in not only the body, but also in the situations in which people act and lead their lives, the discourses in which they are engaged at any time in communicating and interacting with each other, and the conceptual knowledge they have accumulated about the world in the course of their experience of it.

Point Of View In The Cinema

Author: Edward Branigan
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110817594
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Point Of View In The Cinema from the Author: Edward Branigan. Branigan effectively criticizes the communication model of narration, a task long overdue in Anglo-American circles. The book brings out the extent to which mainstream mimetic theories have relied upon the elastic notion of an invisible, idealized observer, a convenient spook whom critics can summon up whenever they desire to "naturalize" style. The book also makes distinctions among types of subjectivity; after this, we will have much more precise ways of tracing the fluctuations among a character's vision, dreams, wishes, and so forth. Branigan also explains the necessity of distinguishing levels of narration.

Advances In Semantic Media Adaptation And Personalization

Author: Manolis Wallace
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540763597
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Advances In Semantic Media Adaptation And Personalization from the Author: Manolis Wallace. Realizing the growing importance of semantic adaptation and personalization of media, the editors of this book brought together leading researchers and practitioners of the field to discuss the state-of-the-art, and explore emerging exciting developments. This volume comprises extended versions of selected papers presented at the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2006), which took place in Athens in December 2006.

Philosophie Du Langage

Author: Marcelo Dascal
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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Philosophie Du Langage from the Author: Marcelo Dascal.

Discourse And Perspective In Cognitive Linguistics

Author: Wolf-Andreas Liebert
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027236550
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Discourse And Perspective In Cognitive Linguistics from the Author: Wolf-Andreas Liebert. Cognitive models, perspectives, and the construction of situated meaning have always been core concepts in Cognitive Linguistics. The papers in this volume present applications of those concepts to the study of discourse phenomena like the use and interpretation of metaphors, modal expressions, focus particles, tag questions, indirect speech acts, and iconographic textual references. The volume also includes two studies focussing on cognitive processes involved in discourse production.

Semantic Extension Subjectification And Verbalization

Author: Mika Shindo
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761843276
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Semantic Extension Subjectification And Verbalization from the Author: Mika Shindo. Mika Shindo's Semantic Extension, Subjectification, and Verbalization focuses on semantic extensions of sensory adjectives originating in perception. The aims of this book are to provide systematic accounts of semantic extensions of sensory adjectives from a cognitive perspective, and to document the validity of an empirical approach, using panchronic and corpus-based methods. This cognitive and usage-based empirical study uncovers cognitive mechanisms underlying linguistic phenomena, since expressions related to perception originally describe the most fundamental human experiences that are frequently utilized for conceptualizing abstract entities, and adjectives especially reflect human construals of situations. This study reveals that each word's meanings extend in a manner peculiarly restricted by its original cognitive characteristics, firmly rooted in everyday bodily experiences, and that this crucially influences its syntactic structures as well. At the same time, it is a ground-breaking demonstration of the power of computerized corpus research.

Tourism And Visual Culture Methods And Cases

Author: Peter M. Burns
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845936116
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Tourism And Visual Culture Methods And Cases from the Author: Peter M. Burns. The study of tourism as a complex social phenomenon, beyond simply business, is increasing in importance. Providing an examination of perceptions of culture and society in tourism destinations through the tourist's eyes, this book discusses how destinations were, and are, created and perceived through the 'lens' of the tourist's gaze.

From Maps To Metaphors

Author: Robin Fisher
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774844558
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From Maps To Metaphors from the Author: Robin Fisher. During the summers of 1792-94, George Vancouver and the crew of the British naval ships Discovery and Chatham mapped the northwest coast of North America from Baja California to Alaska. Taking the art and technique of distant voyaging to a new level, Vancouver eliminated the possibility of a northwest passage and his remarkably precise surveys completed the outline of the Pacific. But to map an area is to appropriate it � to begin to bring it under control � and Vancouver's charts of the northwest coast were part of a process of economic exploitation and cultural disruption. The chapters in this illuminating book are written from a variety of perspectives and provide new insights on many aspects of Vancouver's voyages, from the technology employed to the complex political and power relationships among European explorers and the Native leadership.