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 important topics in cognitive linguistics is the uniquely human improvement of a few greater capability referred to as the "mind" and, extra rather, the intertwining of physique and brain, which has end up referred to as embodiment. numerous books and volumes have explored this topic in size. besides the fact that, the interplay among tradition, physique and language has no longer bought the due awareness that it merits. clearly, any severe exploration of the interface among physique, language and tradition will require an analytical device that might seize the ways that varied cultural teams conceptualize their emotions, pondering, and different reports with regards to physique and language. A well-established suggestion that looks to be promising during this path is that of cultural versions, constituting the development blocks of a group's cultural cognition.

The quantity effects from an try and assemble a gaggle of students from a number of language backgrounds to make a collective try to discover the connection among physique, language and tradition by means of targeting conceptualizations of the guts and different inner physique organs throughout a few languages. the overall target of this enterprise is to discover (a) the ways that inner physique organs were hired in numerous languages to conceptualize human stories corresponding to feelings and/or workings of the brain, and (b) the cultural types that seem to account for the saw similarities in addition to changes of a number of the conceptualizations of inner physique organs. the quantity as an entire engages not just with linguistic analyses of phrases that discuss with inner physique organs throughout diverse languages but additionally with the starting place of the cultural types which are linked to inner physique organs in numerous cultural platforms, reminiscent of ethnomedical and spiritual traditions. a few contributions additionally talk about their findings in kin to a couple philosophical doctrines that experience addressed the connection among brain, physique, and language, equivalent to that of Descartes.

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