Sensory Perceptions in Language, Embodiment and Epistemology

  • Annalisa Baicchi
  • Rémi Digonnet
  • Jodi L. Sandford

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theoretical Perspective

  3. Applied Perspective

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 209-215

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Annalisa Baicchi
    • 1
  • Rémi Digonnet
    • 2
  • Jodi L. Sandford
    • 3
  1. 1.Sezione di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata, Dipartimento di Studi UmanisticiUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Faculté Arts, Lettres, LanguesUniversité Jean Monnet Saint-ÉtienneSaint-ÉtienneFrance
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Lettere - Lingue, Letterature e Civiltà Antiche e ModerneUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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