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Culture, Body, and Language: Conceptualizations of Internal by Farzad Sharifian,René Dirven,Ning Yu,Susanne Niemeier

By Farzad Sharifian,René Dirven,Ning Yu,Susanne Niemeier

One of the valuable topics in cognitive linguistics is the uniquely human improvement of a few better capability known as the "mind" and, extra fairly, the intertwining of physique and brain, which has become often called embodiment. a number of books and volumes have explored this subject matter in size. although, the interplay among tradition, physique and language has now not bought the due realization that it merits. clearly, any critical exploration of the interface among physique, language and tradition will require an analytical software that may trap the ways that assorted cultural teams conceptualize their emotions, pondering, and different stories in terms of physique and language. A well-established thought that looks to be promising during this course is that of cultural versions, constituting the construction blocks of a group's cultural cognition.

The quantity effects from an try to collect a bunch of students from quite a few language backgrounds to make a collective try and discover the connection among physique, language and tradition by way of concentrating on conceptualizations of the center and different inner physique organs throughout a couple of languages. the overall goal of this enterprise is to discover (a) the ways that inner physique organs were hired in numerous languages to conceptualize human reports reminiscent of feelings and/or workings of the brain, and (b) the cultural types that seem to account for the saw similarities in addition to ameliorations of a few of the conceptualizations of inner physique organs. the amount as a complete engages not just with linguistic analyses of phrases that discuss with inner physique organs throughout diverse languages but in addition with the beginning of the cultural versions which are linked to inner physique organs in numerous cultural platforms, corresponding to ethnomedical and non secular traditions. a few contributions additionally talk about their findings in family members to a few philosophical doctrines that experience addressed the connection among brain, physique, and language, corresponding to that of Descartes.

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