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Language and the Cognitive Construal of the World (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs)

 
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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS aims at providing a comprehensive forum for publications in Linguistics covering the entire range of language, including its variation and variability in space and time, its acquisition, theories on the nature of human language in general, and descriptions of individual languages. The series is especially interested in publications addressing the state of the art of Linguistics as a whole or of specific subfields, and in publications that offer challenging new approaches to Linguistics.

Table of Contents

Preface: Linguistic and anthropological approaches to cognition

Introduction: On construing the world 1
Seeing it in more than one way 23
Possession and possessive constructions 51
What lack needs to have: A study in the cognitive semantics of privation 81
The construal of cause: The case of cause prepositions 95
Conceptual grammaticalization and prediction 119
Metaphors of anger in Japanese 137
Looking back at anger: Cultural traditions and metaphorical patterns 153
Anger: Its language, conceptualization, and physiology in the light of cross-cultural evidence 181
The metaphorical conception of mind: "Mental activity is manipulation" 197
Vantage theory 231
The terror of Montezuma: Aztec history, vantage theory, and the category of "person" 277
Selection of Japanese categories during social interaction 331
Genus, species, and vantages 365
On construing the world of language 377
Index of names 391
Subject index 396
Contributors 407



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