Chapter published in:Body Part Terms in Conceptualization and Language Usage
Edited by Iwona Kraska-Szlenk
[Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 12] 2020
► pp. 12–30
Linguistic embodiment in linguistic experience
A corpus-based study
This chapter is a corpus-based study of the relationship between language and thought in general and linguistic and conceptual metaphors in particular, focusing on instances of linguistic embodiment. It attempts to show, with evidence from relevant linguistic corpora, that salient features in linguistic patterns, both qualitative and quantitative, may affect the underlying conceptual patterns of the language users. Native speakers of that language inherit their linguistic experience as part of their cultural and cognitive heritage. It is possible that they inherit the underlying conceptual patterns through their linguistic experience learning and using linguistic patterns with salient qualitative and quantitative features.
Keywords: linguistic embodiment, linguistic experience, linguistic pattern, conceptual pattern, language and thought, cultural and cognitive heritage, face, heart
Published online: 23 March 2020
Brenzinger, Matthias, and Iwona Kraska-Szlenk
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