Food Metaphors in Taiwan Hakka

This chapter investigated food metaphors in Hakka to understand metaphorical expressions and subsequent cultural implications, with the ultimate goal of facilitating Hakka language learning. Data were collected from Hakka idiom books and dictionaries. Con

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Embodiment in Language (II) Food, Emotion and Beyond

Embodiment in Language (II)

Shelley Ching-yu Depner Editor

Embodiment in Language (II) Food, Emotion and Beyond


Editor Shelley Ching-yu Depner Department of Foreign Languages and Literature National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan

ISBN 978-981-10-1797-1 DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1799-5

ISBN 978-981-10-1799-5


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Embodiment in Language (II): Food, Emotion and Beyond is the second volume of the series Embodiment in Language. Different from the first volume where body, mind, and different animal or plant vehicles are focused on to outline the specific linguistic roles of the vehicles, this volume focuses more on the broader picture. In doing so, various contexts are chosen, for example, when speakers are angry, what embodiment expressions are used, when people want to create a more relaxing atmosphere, taboos can be avoided and jokes told, or in political and economic contexts, how animal metaphors are used, among others. Embodiment data are collected and investigated for specific research goals and presented in respective chapters which together encompass a complete book under the topic ‘Embodiment in Language’ in cognitive semantic and pragmatic study. There are in sum twelve chapters including introductory and concluding chapters. The languages investigated are Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese Southern Min, Hakka, German, Italian, Spanish, and English. Embodiment data comprise human body parts, animals, plants, emotions, and more. This book may be useful to readers who are interested in emotion expressions, jokes, and language learning. The contributors to the book are Mei-rong Wang, Cathy Ya-hua Lin, Wei-l

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