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Culture and Language
Culture and Language

Author(s): Zoltán Kövecses
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: the relationship between culture and language; image schemas; categorization; framing; metaphor; meaning making;

Summary/Abstract: I propose that both culture and language are about how human beings make meaning in the world. I briefly introduce various cognitive mechanisms that human being use in making sense of their experiences. Given such mechanisms as categorization, framing, and metaphor, and so on, I discuss three examples of meaning making.

  • Issue Year: 55/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 339-345
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English