By Richard P. Honeck
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, reports, and analyses. to house the various attainable audiences, this quantity outlines seven perspectives of the proverb -- own, formal, non secular, literary, sensible, cultural, and cognitive. as the author's objective is to supply a systematic realizing of proverb comprehension and creation, he attracts principally on scholarship stemming from the formal, cultural, and cognitive perspectives. the single ebook approximately proverbs that's written from the viewpoint of cognitive technology, cognitive psychology, and experimentalism, this article offers 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 idea of proverb comprehension is prolonged through the "cognitive beliefs speculation" in order that the idea now addresses concerns concerning the production, creation, and pragmatics of proverbs. This speculation additionally has robust implications for a taxonomy of proverbs, proverb comprehension, common vs. culture-specific facets of proverbs, and a few structural elements of proverbs. generally, the ebook extends the problem of proverb cognition by utilizing a lot of what cognitive technological know-how has to provide. In so doing, the proverb is in comparison to other kinds of figurative language, that is then mentioned in the better rubric of intelligence and the inclination for utilizing oblique modes of verbal exchange. baby developmental and mind substrates also are mentioned.
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A Proverb in Mind : The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom by Richard P. Honeck