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The Body in Description of Emotion: Cross-linguistic studies
  • ISSN 0929-0907
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9943
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Abstract

This study sets out to investigate the “poetry of grammar”, more specifically the role of the body in figurative speech, in African languages mainly belonging to Nilotic and Bantu. Apprehending the semantics and pragmatics of metaphorical and metonymic expressions in these languages presupposes an interaction between a number of cognitive processes, as argued below. Interestingly, these languages seem to use these strategies involving figurative speech in tandem with alternative strategies involving on-record statements. This multivocality only makes sense if we place language and language structure more in the social world in which it is used.
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2002-01-01
2019-10-20
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  • Article Type: Research Article
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