Jędrzejowski, Łukasz and Staniewski, Przemysław ORCID: 0000-0002-1903-6316, eds. (2021). The Linguistics of Olfaction. Typological and Diachronic Approaches to Synchronic Diversity. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. ISBN 9789027208408

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This volume presents novel cross-linguistic insights into how olfactory experiences are expressed in typologically (un-)related languages both from a synchronic and from a diachronic perspective. It contains a general introduction to the topic and fourteen chapters based on philological investigation and thorough fieldwork data from Basque, Beja, Fon, Formosan languages, Hebrew, Indo-European languages, Japanese, Kartvelian languages, Purepecha, and languages of northern Vanuatu. Topics discussed in the individual chapters involve, inter alia, lexical olfactory repertoires and naming strategies, non-literal meanings of olfactory expressions and their semantic change, reduplication, colexification, mimetics, and language contact. The findings provide the reader with a range of fascinating facts about perception description, contribute to a deeper understanding of how olfaction as an understudied sense is encoded linguistically, and offer new theoretical perspectives on how some parts of our cognitive system are verbalized cross-culturally. This volume is highly relevant to lexical typologists, historical linguists, grammarians, and anthropologists.

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EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Jędrzejowski, Łukaszl.jedrzejowski@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Staniewski, Przemysławprzemyslaw.staniewski@uwr.edu.plorcid.org/0000-0002-1903-6316UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-512756
DOI: 10.1075/tsl.131
Series Name: Typological Studies in Language
Volume: 131
Number of Pages: 481
Date: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
ISBN: 9789027208408
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 3: Deutsche Sprache und Literatur > Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur I
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Sprachwissenschaft, Linguistik, Typologie, Diachronie, SinneswahrnehmungGerman
linguistics, typology, diachrony, olfactionEnglish
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URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/51275


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