By Richard P. Honeck

ISBN-10: 0805802312

ISBN-13: 9780805802313

SEE brief BLURB FOR exchange COPY... a fancy, interesting, and demanding verbal entity, the proverb has been the topic of an enormous variety of critiques, reviews, and analyses. to house the various 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 creation, he attracts principally 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 viewpoint at the proverb. It additionally provides a theoretically extra built-in method of proverb cognition. The conceptual base idea of proverb comprehension is prolonged through the "cognitive beliefs speculation" in order that the idea now addresses concerns in regards to the construction, construction, and pragmatics of proverbs. This speculation additionally has robust implications for a taxonomy of proverbs, proverb comprehension, common vs. culture-specific features of proverbs, and a few structural points of proverbs.

often, the ebook extends the problem of proverb cognition by utilizing a lot of what cognitive technological know-how has to supply. In so doing, the proverb is in comparison to other kinds of figurative language, that's then mentioned in the better rubric of intelligence and the inclination for utilizing oblique modes of conversation. baby developmental and mind substrates also are discussed.

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