[Lingtyp] Body-part metaphors in different languages and lexical typology
annika.tjuka at student.hu-berlin.de
Wed Jul 18 10:49:35 UTC 2018
in my Master’s thesis, I conduct a typological study of body-part
metaphors, mostly indicating part-whole relations as in "the foot of
the mountain" or "pinhead".
In this context, I’m looking for recommendations for primary and
secondary sources of the following kind:
1) Comparative studies of body-part metaphors cross-linguistically.
2) Studies on individual languages discussing body-part metaphors. So
far, I have found studies discussing Hieroglyphic-Egyptian, Thai,
Japanese, English, and Indonesian.
3) Dictionary data, preferably digital, ideally accessible online. I'm
aware of the Pacific Linguistics Publications Archive
(http://sealang.net/archives/pl/). Any comparable resources,
dictionaries accessible through archives, etc. would be very welcome.
Please feel free to answer to me individually, I promise to post a
summary of your responses to the list.
I’m excited to hear your suggestions.
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