'Hear' as 'understand'

Antti Arppe antti.arppe at HELSINKI.FI
Tue Feb 2 14:52:52 UTC 2010


There's an article by Michael Fortescue, "Thoughts about thought"
(Cognitive Linguistics 12:1 [2001], 15-45), that has a section on
'understand', covering verbs originally based not only on 'hear' but
also other physical actions, which might be of interest here.

Antti Arppe - Ph.D (General Linguistics), M.Sc. (Engineering)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (General Linguistics, Univ. of Helsinki)
E-mail: antti.arppe at helsinki.fi
WWW: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/~aarppe
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