29.2891, Books: Event Structure Metaphors through the Body: Roush

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Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:58:19
From: Karin Plijnaar [karin.plijnaar at benjamins.nl]
Subject: Event Structure Metaphors through the Body: Roush

 


Title: Event Structure Metaphors through the Body 
Subtitle: Translation from English to American Sign Language 
Series Title: Figurative Thought and Language 4  

Publication Year: 2018 
Publisher: John Benjamins
	   http://www.benjamins.com/
	

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/ftl.4 


Author: Daniel R. Roush

Electronic: ISBN:  9789027264091 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN:  9789027264091 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN:  9789027264091 Pages: 224 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9789027200709 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9789027200709 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9789027200709 Pages: 224 Price: Europe EURO 104.94


Abstract:

How do the experiences of people who have different bodies (deaf versus
hearing) shape their thoughts and metaphors? Do different linguistic modes of
expression (signed versus spoken) have a shaping force as well? This book
investigates the metaphorical production of culturally-Deaf translators who
work from English to American Sign Language (ASL). It describes how Event
Structure Metaphors are handled across languages of two different modalities.
Through the use of corpus-based evidence, several specific questions are
addressed: are the main branches of Event Structure Metaphors – the Location
and Object branches – exhibited in ASL? Are these two branches adequate to
explain the event-related linguistic metaphors identified in the translation
corpus? To what extent do translators maintain, shift, add, and omit
expressions of these metaphors? While answering these specific questions, this
book makes a significant elaboration to the two-branch theory of Event
Structure Metaphors. It raises larger questions of how bilinguals handle
competing conceptualizations of events and contributes to emerging interest in
how body specificity, linguistic modes, and cultural context affect metaphoric
variability.
 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Linguistic Theories
                     Translation

Subject Language(s): American Sign Language (ase)


Written In: English  (eng)

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