PIE words for sexual organs
philps at univ-tlse2.fr
Tue Dec 21 11:23:43 UTC 1999
I don't know if anyone has provided Mike with data-specific references
since his enquiry was posted. As for the cognitive processes which appear
to underlie the projection of body-part terms from one part of the bodily
domain to another, he could do worse than look at :
1) Wilkins D. Natural Tendencies of Semantic Change and the Search for
In Durie M. & M. Ross (eds.) (1996). The Comparative Method Reviewed. New York:
Oxford University Press. 1996:264-304.
2) Heine B. Cognitive Foundations of Grammar. New York: Oxford University
esp. chap. 7.
Best Wishes & Season's Greetings to all IEists,
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