Surrounded by Bitterness: Image Schemas and Metaphors for Conceptualising Distress in Classical Hebrew

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Date:
2012
Publisher:
Pickwick Publications (an imprint of Wipf and Stock)
Publisher Place:
Eugene OR
Extent:
444 pp.
Abstract:
How did the ancient Hebrew writers understand their emotional experiences of being in distress? Were their feelings similar to those of an English speaker who feels down, or were there other embodied experiences they used to make sense of physical, social, and emotional distress? This research establishes a cognitive linguistic methodology for addressing these questions, and investigates the use of embodied experiences of VERTICALITY, CONSTRAINT, FORCE, DARKNESS, and BAD TASTE in the conventional language of classical Hebrew lament to understand and reason about situations of distress.
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Published
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Subject:
Semantics
metaphor
Lakoff
Kovecses
image schema
Hebrew
Gibbs
gestalt
emotion
distress
cognitive linguistics
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Entry Number:
43957