21.4353, Qs: Motivation of Chess Pieces' Names in Any Lang

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Subject: 21.4353, Qs: Motivation of Chess Pieces' Names in Any Lang

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Date: 23-Oct-2010
From: Adam Glaz [adam.glaz at umcs.pl]
Subject: Motivation of Chess Pieces' Names in Any Lang

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Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:03:03
From: Adam Glaz [adam.glaz at umcs.pl]
Subject: Motivation of Chess Pieces' Names in Any Lang

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Dear Linguists,

My colleague and I are collecting a bibliography for an article on the
motivation of the names for chess pieces in various languages. We are
wondering whether someone might know about any research published 
so far on the subject. Preferably in English though it may be concerned 
with any other language or languages. Preferably from the cognitive 
linguistic viewpoint but not necessarily.

We have consulted several databases (ISI web sciences, Bibliographie
Linguistique online, Philosopher's Index, DOAJ, EBSCO, Scirus,
Scopus, ERIC, MLA, Academic Search Complete, Science Direct, 
Cognitive Lings Bibliography on CD-Rom 2006, Oxford Journals, 
Persee, Wiley online library, Academic Journal) plus several publishers' 
websites but found nothing directly on target. (A few articles on 
language and chess include Judit Simo's 2009 "Chess Metaphors in 
American English and Hungarian", Cohen's 1982 "Chess as a model of 
language", and David Ritchie's "ARGUMENT IS WAS - or is it a game 
of chess?", but these are not exactly on the same subject.)

We would be grateful for any suggestions and will post a summary of 
responses or a list of items if there is interest.

Adam Glaz
Lublin, Poland
adam.glaz at umcs.pl 

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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