Metaphor and Emotion: Language, Culture, and Body in Human Feeling (Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction)

Metaphor and Emotion: Language, Culture, and Body in Human Feeling (Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction)

Zoltán Kövecses


This ebook demanding situations the simplistic department among the physique and tradition by way of displaying how human feelings are to a wide quantity 'constructed' from members' embodied stories in several cultural settings. Kovecses illustrates via unique cross-linguistic analyses what number emotion recommendations mirror customary metaphorical styles of idea. those emotion metaphors come up from habitual embodied stories, one the reason is, human feelings throughout many cultures agree to yes uncomplicated biological-physiological approaches within the human physique and of the physique interacting with the exterior global. The view proposed the following demonstrates how cultural elements of feelings, metaphorical language in regards to the feelings, and human body structure in emotion are all a part of an built-in procedure. Kovecses convincingly exhibits how this built-in procedure issues to the reconciliation of the possible contradictory perspectives of organic reductionism and social constructionism in modern debates approximately human emotion.

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