Perception and Metaphor

Perception and Metaphor

Sweetser's research reveals that perception metaphor is a hierarchical system. ... It is worth noting that the metaphorical structure of perception presented by Sweetser does not include the olfactory sense and its metaphorical mappings ...

Author: Qin Xiugui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000406498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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Cognitive linguists believe that metaphors are prevalent in human thought, while metaphorical structures are reflected at the linguistic level. Therefore, analysing extensive language data can aid in revealing the metaphorical mappings of embodied experience with the senses of vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and temperature. This volume seeks to discover the similarities and differences between the metaphorical systems of the English and Chinese languages. Adopting a comparative view, the authors examine the semantic extensions of perception words in English and Chinese, in order to reveal the metaphorical scope of each sense and the metaphorical system behind it. They argue that the metaphorical systems of the senses not only help us understand and use conventionalised metaphorical expressions but also allow us to create novel expressions. The findings also unveil how abstract concepts are constructed via cognitive mechanisms, such as image schema and metaphor. This title is a useful reference for scholars and students who are interested in cognitive linguistics, comparative linguistics, and the philosophy of language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Perception Metaphors

Perception Metaphors

But is this the case across diverse languages? And are some sensory modalities perhaps more concrete than others? This volume presents critical new data on perception metaphors from over 40 languages, including many which are under-studied.

Author: Laura J. Speed

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027263049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

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Metaphor allows us to think and talk about one thing in terms of another, ratcheting up our cognitive and expressive capacity. It gives us concrete terms for abstract phenomena, for example, ideas become things we can grasp or let go of. Perceptual experience—characterised as physical and relatively concrete—should be an ideal source domain in metaphor, and a less likely target. But is this the case across diverse languages? And are some sensory modalities perhaps more concrete than others? This volume presents critical new data on perception metaphors from over 40 languages, including many which are under-studied. Aside from the wealth of data from diverse languages—modern and historical; spoken and signed—a variety of methods (e.g., natural language corpora, experimental) and theoretical approaches are brought together. This collection highlights how perception metaphor can offer both a bedrock of common experience and a source of continuing innovation in human communication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sensory Linguistics

Sensory Linguistics

Sensory Linguistics is the interdisciplinary study of how language relates to the senses. This book deals with such foundational questions as: Which semiotic strategies do speakers use to express sensory perceptions?

Author: Bodo Winter

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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One of the most fundamental capacities of language is the ability to express what speakers see, hear, feel, taste, and smell. Sensory Linguistics is the interdisciplinary study of how language relates to the senses. This book deals with such foundational questions as: Which semiotic strategies do speakers use to express sensory perceptions? Which perceptions are easier to encode and which are “ineffable”? And what are appropriate methods for studying the sensory aspects of linguistics? After a broad overview of the field, a detailed quantitative corpus-based study of English sensory adjectives and their metaphorical uses is presented. This analysis calls age-old ideas into question, such as the idea that the use of perceptual metaphors is governed by a cognitively motivated “hierarchy of the senses”. Besides making theoretical contributions to cognitive linguistics, this research monograph showcases new empirical methods for studying lexical semantics using contemporary statistical methods.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Perception and Metaphor

Perception and Metaphor

This volume seeks to discover the similarities and differences of metaphorical systems of English and Chinese.

Author: Qin Xiugui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1003186785

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 370

View: 134

Cognitive linguists believe that metaphors are prevalent in human thought, while metaphorical structures are reflected at the linguistic level. Therefore, analysing extensive language data can aid in revealing the metaphorical mappings of embodied experience with the senses of vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and temperature. This volume seeks to discover the similarities and differences between the metaphorical systems of the English and Chinese languages. Adopting a comparative view, the authors examine the semantic extensions of perception words in English and Chinese, in order to reveal the metaphorical scope of each sense and the metaphorical system behind it. They argue that the metaphorical systems of the senses not only help us understand and use conventionalised metaphorical expressions but also allow us to create novel expressions. The findings also unveil how abstract concepts are constructed via cognitive mechanisms, such as image schema and metaphor. This title is a useful reference for scholars and students who are interested in cognitive linguistics, comparative linguistics, and the philosophy of language.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Embodied Metaphors in Film Television and Video Games

Embodied Metaphors in Film  Television  and Video Games

In this metaphor perception occurs “when the perceiver moves his organs of perception to the thing perceived and touches (139). it” Linguistic manifestations of this metaphor include such expressions as “My eyes picked out every detail ...

Author: Kathrin Fahlenbrach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317531210

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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In cognitive research, metaphors have been shown to help us imagine complex, abstract, or invisible ideas, concepts, or emotions. Contributors to this book argue that metaphors occur not only in language, but in audio visual media well. This is all the more evident in entertainment media, which strategically "sell" their products by addressing their viewers’ immediate, reflexive understanding through pictures, sounds, and language. This volume applies cognitive metaphor theory (CMT) to film, television, and video games in order to analyze the embodied aesthetics and meanings of those moving images.
Categories: Social Science

Roberto Esposito

Roberto Esposito

For Virgil, metaphor is a form of representation which, while real, can only suggest the ideal as that which is beyond ... The primary duty is to perception and not to any of the metaphorical forms which have sought to represent it.

Author: Peter Langford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136005688

Category: Law

Page: 250

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Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political provides a critical legal introduction to this increasingly influential Italian theorist’s work, by focusing on Esposito’s reconceptualisation of the relationship between law, community and the political. The analysis concentrates primarily on Esposito’s Catégories de l’Impolitique, Communitas, Immunitas and Bíos, which, it is argued, are animated by an abiding concern with the position of critique in relation to the tradition of modern and contemporary legal and political philosophy. Esposito’s fundamental rethinking of these notions breaks with the existing framework of political and legal philosophy, through the critique of its underlying presuppositions. And, in the process, Esposito rethinks the very form of critique. As the first monograph-length study of Esposito in English, Roberto Esposito: Law, Community and the Political will be of considerable interest to those working in the areas of contemporary legal and political thought and philosophy.
Categories: Law

The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East

The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East

“Taste Metaphors in Hieroglyphic Egyptian,” in L. J. Speed, C., O'Meara, L. San Roque, and A. Majid, eds., Perception Metaphors. CELCR 19. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 145–164. Strik Lievers, F. 2007. “Italian Perception Verbs: A Corpus- ...

Author: Kiersten Neumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000436426

Category: History

Page: 770

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This Handbook is a state-of-the-field volume containing diverse approaches to sensory experience, bringing to life in an innovative, remarkably vivid, and visceral way the lives of past humans through contributions that cover the chronological and geographical expanse of the ancient Near East. It comprises thirty-two chapters written by leading international contributors that look at the ways in which humans, through their senses, experienced their lives and the world around them in the ancient Near East, with coverage of Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Syria, and Persia, from the Neolithic through the Roman period. It is organised into six parts related to sensory contexts: Practice, production, and taskscape; Dress and the body; Ritualised practice and ceremonial spaces; Death and burial; Science, medicine, and aesthetics; and Languages and semantic fields. In addition to exploring what makes each sensory context unique, this organisation facilitates cross-cultural and cross-chronological, as well as cross-sensory and multisensory comparisons and discussions of sensory experiences in the ancient world. In so doing, the volume also enables considerations of senses beyond the five-sense model of Western philosophy (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), including proprioception and interoception, and the phenomena of synaesthesia and kinaesthesia. The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East provides scholars and students within the field of ancient Near Eastern studies new perspectives on and conceptions of familiar spaces, places, and practices, as well as material culture and texts. It also allows scholars and students from adjacent fields such as Classics and Biblical Studies to engage with this material, and is a must-read for any scholar or student interested in or already engaged with the field of sensory studies in any period.
Categories: History

Perception and Cognition at Century s End

Perception and Cognition at Century s End

As an example, Smith (1991) introduced a discussion of the emergence of con– vection rolls when a gas is heated from below as a metaphor for how the perception of structure develops over time. This dynamical systems metaphor helped to ...

Author: Julian Hochberg

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080538600

Category: Psychology

Page: 487

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Perception and Cognition at Century's End contains cognitive psychology surveys that are up-to-date and historically based, as well as references to the development of cognitive psychology over the past century. The book can serve as a central or specialized text for a range of psychology courses. Written by prominent active researchers in the field Presents broad coverage of perception and cognition Considers perception and cognition in the context of the thought of the past half-century Contains extensive references; excellent resource
Categories: Psychology

Art Making

Art Making

Author: Sonja O. Rieger

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:55168352

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Page: 56

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The Camera Eye Metaphor in Cinema

The Camera Eye Metaphor in Cinema

Playing with the Senses Many definitions and descriptions of metaphor rely on visual images and acts of perception. Wittgenstein addressed this relationship by introducing the term “seeingas” or, more generally, “aspect seeing” to ...

Author: Christian Quendler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317434184

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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This book explores the cultural, intellectual, and artistic fascination with camera-eye metaphors in film culture of the twentieth century. By studying the very metaphor that cinema lives by, it provides a rich and insightful map of our understanding of cinema and film styles and shows how cinema shapes our understanding of the arts and media. As current new media technologies are attempting to shift the identity of cinema and moving imagery, it is hard to overstate the importance of this metaphor for our understanding of the modalities of vision. In what guises does the "camera eye" continue to survive in media that is called new?
Categories: Social Science