1887

Traveling Conceptualizations

A cognitive and anthropological linguistic study of Jamaican

image of Traveling Conceptualizations
GBP
Buy:£88.00 + Taxes

Abstract

<i>Traveling Conceptualizations</i> is a monograph which is concerned with African cultural conceptualizations in Jamaican. It contributes to the study of Transatlantic relations between Africa and Jamaica, and in particular to the understanding of African influences in Jamaican linguistic practices. The book constitutes a first study of these phenomena from a cognitive-linguistic perspective and investigates traveling conceptualizations at the intersection of language, culture and cognition. The author explores Jamaican linguistic practices in different domains namely conceptualizations involving parts of the (human) body, conceptualizations of events, roles and relations underlying serial verb constructions, and conceptualizations of kinship and names. The study can be regarded as an innovative contribution as it looks not only at linguistic expressions on the surface but discusses the underlying cultural and cognitive basis of semantic structures. The study thus aims at making African-Jamaican connections on the conceptual level visible and also discusses notions of consciousness, agency and emblematicity.

Subjects: Creole studies; Theoretical linguistics; Contact Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive linguistics; Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

References

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/books/9789027268402
Loading
/content/books/9789027268402
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Chapter
content/books/9789027268402
Book
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error