Richard P. Honeck's A Proverb in Mind: The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit PDF

By Richard P. Honeck

SEE brief BLURB FOR trade COPY... a fancy, interesting, and significant verbal entity, the proverb has been the topic of an unlimited variety of reviews, stories, and analyses. to deal with the varied attainable audiences, this quantity outlines seven perspectives of the proverb -- own, formal, non secular, literary, functional, cultural, and cognitive. as the author's aim is to supply a systematic figuring out of proverb comprehension and construction, he attracts mostly on scholarship stemming from the formal, cultural, and cognitive views.

the single e-book approximately proverbs that's written from the point of view of cognitive technology, cognitive psychology, and experimentalism, this article presents a bigger, extra interdisciplinary point of view at the proverb. It additionally supplies a theoretically extra built-in method of proverb cognition. The conceptual base thought of proverb comprehension is prolonged through the "cognitive beliefs speculation" in order that the speculation now addresses concerns in regards to the production, creation, and pragmatics of proverbs. This speculation additionally has powerful implications for a taxonomy of proverbs, proverb comprehension, common vs. culture-specific facets of proverbs, and a few structural elements of proverbs.

typically, the booklet extends the problem of proverb cognition through the use of a lot of what cognitive technology has to supply. In so doing, the proverb is in comparison to different kinds of figurative language, that's then mentioned in the higher rubric of intelligence and the inclination for utilizing oblique modes of conversation. baby developmental and mind substrates also are discussed.

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