About this book
The book illustrates how the human ability to adapt to the environment and interact with it can explain our linguistic representation of the world as constrained by our bodies and sensory perception. The different chapters discuss philosophical, scientific, and linguistic perspectives on embodiment and body perception, highlighting the core mechanisms humans employ to acquire knowledge of reality. These processes are based on sensory experience and interaction through communication.
Analysis of Verbs of Perception Complexity of Taste Perception Conceptual Construals Conceptual Metaphors Conceptualization of Music Embodied Approaches to Language Explicit Communication Fictive Motion Expressions Grammatical Metaphors Indirect Communication Linguistic Conceptualization of Color Meaning Construction Mechanisms of Language Comprehension Metaphorical Meaning Metaphtonymy Mirror Neurons in Language Acquisition Semantics of Action Sensory Associations in Synaesthesia Spatial Metaphors Verbal Expression of the Senses