Article published in:The Linguistics of Temperature
Edited by Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
[Typological Studies in Language 107] 2015
► pp. 639–665
Subdomains of temperature concepts in Japanese
Two subdomains of written Japanese temperature adjectives, tactile temperature adjectives (TTAs) and non-tactile temperature adjectives (NTAs), show a striking contrast in terms of two linguistic phenomena: (1) which nouns they can co-occur with, as both attributively modified words and predicatively described subjects; and (2) which regions they focus their metaphorical extensions on. This paper explores these contrasts by analysing a large amount of data through a corpus-based method, specifically using Japanese modern balanced corpora.
Published online: 11 February 2015
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