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Journal:   ADVANCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE   WINTER 2012 , Volume 13 , Number 4 (52); Page(s) 1 To 18.
 
Paper: 

BODY PARTS OF THE 'HEAD' DOMAIN IN PERSIAN AND ENGLISH PROVERBS AND ADAGES: A CULTURAL COGNITIVE CORPUS-BASED ANALYSIS

 
 
Author(s):  ZAHEDI KEIVAN*, ZAHHAB NAZOURI SAMIRA*
 
* SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

Objective: Body parts constitute embodiment which is in and by itself an integral part of human cognition. The present research provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of body parts in Persian and English. The aim is two-fold: on the one hand, it provides a statistical analysis of how body parts act in the two languages, and, on the other hand, it presents a cultural cognitive inquiry into their similarities and differences.
Method: The research is corpus-based accompanied by chi-square statistical analysis within cognitive metaphorizing. The corpora comprise two Persian and two English dictionaries of proverbs and adages. The body parts are also limited to the ones in the 'head' domain.
Results: Findings indicate that body part metaphors are fundamental in semantic extension, substantiating their target domains in both languages. However, the extensions in the two languages are both different in their types and in the linguistic mechanisms realizing them. The verbal element was found to be the most instrumental tool in the language of metaphorizing in both.
Conclusion: Although body parts constitute a universal mechanism for semiosis, they act differently both in the types that signify and in the mechanisms realizing them between languages.

 
Keyword(s): METAPHOR, CONCEPTUAL METAPHOR, COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS, BODY PARTS, PROVERBS
 
 
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ZAHEDI, K., & ZAHHAB NAZOURI, S. (2012). BODY PARTS OF THE 'HEAD' DOMAIN IN PERSIAN AND ENGLISH PROVERBS AND ADAGES: A CULTURAL COGNITIVE CORPUS-BASED ANALYSIS. ADVANCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE, 13(4 (52)), 1-18. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=273980



Vancouver: Copy

ZAHEDI KEIVAN, ZAHHAB NAZOURI SAMIRA. BODY PARTS OF THE 'HEAD' DOMAIN IN PERSIAN AND ENGLISH PROVERBS AND ADAGES: A CULTURAL COGNITIVE CORPUS-BASED ANALYSIS. ADVANCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE. 2012 [cited 2021May07];13(4 (52)):1-18. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=273980



IEEE: Copy

ZAHEDI, K., ZAHHAB NAZOURI, S., 2012. BODY PARTS OF THE 'HEAD' DOMAIN IN PERSIAN AND ENGLISH PROVERBS AND ADAGES: A CULTURAL COGNITIVE CORPUS-BASED ANALYSIS. ADVANCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE, [online] 13(4 (52)), pp.1-18. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=273980.



 
 
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