[Lingtyp] Cross-linguistic studies on metaphors

Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm tamm at ling.su.se
Fri Jul 22 12:37:04 UTC 2016

Dear friends and colleagues,
I am working on a paper for which I would like to / need to give a survey of serious cross-linguistic studies that test some of the suggested conceptual metaphors. What interests me is systematicity in testing and/or counter-evidence against the allegedly universal connections. Some of the things that spring to my mind are Martin Haspelmath's 1997 book "From space to time", a series of studies on the connection between perception and cognition (primarily, Evans / Wilkins and Vanhove contesting Sweetser's generalizations on "Seeing as understanding"), and Stolz/Stroh/Urdze on "Instruments as companions".

I would be extremely grateful for any other directions / studies along similar lines.

Warmest regards,
Maria / Masha Koptjevskaja Tamm

Prof. Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm
Dept. of linguistics, Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm Sweden
E-mail: tamm at ling.su.se<mailto:tamm at ling.su.se>
Tel.: +46 8 16 26 20 (office), +46 8 26 90 91

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