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Cultural, Psychological and Typological Issues in Cognitive by Masako K. Hiraga, Chris Sinha, Sherman Wilcox

By Masako K. Hiraga, Chris Sinha, Sherman Wilcox

Cognitive linguistics is not anything if now not an interdisciplinary and comparative company. This assortment addresses either the consequences OF and the consequences FOR cognitive linguistics of psycholinguistic, computational, neuroscientific, cross-cultural and cross-linguistic research.

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Mythical explanation also comes into play: Lion appears in class I rather than III because "if he hears himself spoken of by the true Class III word denoting a lion, 'ndũ is liable to take offense" (Leakey 1959: 7) [bold-face in original]. The three-horned Jackson's Chameleon is promoted from III to II because he "played a major part in an endeavour to give man eternal life," while the ordinary chameleon, kïîmbu, "is traditionally regarded with hatred and fear as the creature which caused man to be mortal" (Leakey 1959: 7) [bold-face in original].

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