The linguistics of temperature / edited by Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm.

Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015.
Typological studies in language ; Volume 107.
Typological Studies in Language ; Volume 107
1 online resource (946 p.)
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The syntactic structures encountered in clauses containing temperature concepts tend to differ from the ones employed in standard intransitive clause types. These constructions are remarkable not only because of their unusual internal makeup, but also because of the great variety in syntactic patterns they exhibit. However, despite the considerable variety in the structure of temperature clauses, identical or near-identical temperature constructions recur in languages around the world with amazing regularity. The present study seeks to explore the reasons for the variety in the structure of te
The Linguistics of Temperature; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Introducing "The linguistics of temperature"; 1. Why temperature?; 2. Temperature perception and temperature expressions; 3. Temperature values; 4. Frames of temperature evaluation: Tactile, ambient, personal-feeling and non-tactile temperatures; 5. Classes of evaluated entities; 6. Basic temperature terms?; 7. Motivation patterns and semantic extensions relevant to the temperature domain; 8. Methodology: Setting up the present project; 9. Final words; References
2. The Gur languages and temperature experience in Northern Ghana 2.1 Languages and dialects in northern Ghana; 2.2 The experience of temperature in northern Ghana; 3. Grammatical sketch and typological features; 4. Classification of the Temperature Terms in Guren; 5. The seasonal temperature cycles and their associated evaluations; 5.1 Season I (sap leg); 5.2 Season II (dawleg or dawalega); 5.3 Season III (kilinkiia); 5.4 Season IV (salurego); 6. The meanings and uses of the temperature terms; 6.1 Tactile temperature; 6.2 Non-tactile temperature
6.2.1 Personal-feeling temperature perception 6.2.2 Ambient temperature perception; 7. Grammatical characteristics of the temperature terms; 7.1 Morphological structure; 7.2 Syntactic constructions that the temperature terms participate in; 8. Metaphorical extensions of the temperature terms; 8.1 Metaphorical uses of ma' 'be cold/cool'; ma'aser; 'cool/wet'; ma'asega 'cool or cold'; 8.2 Metaphorical uses of tuleg; 'be hot', tuulega 'hot', tuuleg; 'heat'; 9. Conclusions; References; Unravelling temperature terms in SlB;; 1. Introduction; 1.1 SlB; and the Bal community
1.2 Climatic conditions and geography of the area1.3 Methodology; 2. An overview of the SlB; grammar; 2. 1 Major word classes in the language; 2.1.1 Patterns of word class shifts; 3. The lexicon of temperature in Sl;; 3.1 Temperature terms in SBlB;; 3.2 Non-central temperature term: kpánkpa and ya; 4. The grammatical encoding of temperature in Sal; 4. 1 Temperature adjectives; 4.2 Temperature verbs; 4.3 Temperature nouns; 5. Metaphorical expressions related to the temperature domain; 6. The use of temperature terms in connection with water; 7. Discussion and conclusions; References
Lexicalisation of temperature concepts in Gbaya (an Ubanguian language of C.A.R.)
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and indexes.
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Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria, editor.
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