'Head(s)' in Portuguese: the metaphor in European and Brazillian Portugese

Wilkos, Aleksandra, and de Carvalho, Mateus Cruz Maciel (2019) 'Head(s)' in Portuguese: the metaphor in European and Brazillian Portugese. In: Kraska-Szlenk, Iwona, (ed.) Embodiment in Cross-Linguistic Studies: the 'head'. Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture, 20 . Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 13-27.

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The relationship between our body and our language has become an object of cognitive linguistic studies for a while now. We us our bodies to get to know the words and without the body no primary concept would emerge. We experience the world through our body perception, a feat that would be impossible without a multitude of senses we possess. all of five traditionally recognized senses (vision, hearing, gustation, olfaction and somatosensation) can be perceived with one part of our body: our head. losing this body part equals death, so it is undoubtedly crucial for us. The perceptual experience perceived by us gave life to simple and, later on, complex conceptualizations. Our conceptualization is therefore inevitably linked with our bodies and is created and (re) transformed mainly to our most complex organ: the brain. Since we cannot access our mental processes directly, we can only analyze the manifestations of many cognitive processes, such a s language use. We's like to state that Ronald Langacker (as well as other cognitive linguistics) understand the term conceptualization quite broadly: "it encompasses novel conceptions as well as fixed concepts; sensory, kinesthetic, and emotive experience; recognition of the immediate context (social, physical, and linguistic); and so on".

Item ID: 58106
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-90-04-39240-3
Keywords: Head, Brazilian Portuguese
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 02:08
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4704 Linguistics > 470409 Linguistic structures (incl. phonology, morphology and syntax) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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