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Parties du corps et métaphores

Abstract : As an ethno-linguist, starting from the importance given to body parts in the study of metaphor, the author proposes a critical presentation of these two concepts before studying the specific example of Gbaya, an Ubangian language from Central Africa. The article is structured in three parts. The first part is devoted to an assessment of the position of philosophers, anthropologists and linguists on metaphor, the second to a questioning of the place and role played by body parts according to cultures and languages, and the third to an analysis of the Gbaya lexicon on body parts and the role that metaphor can play in it. In conclusion, the author shows that each culture has its own conceptualization that manifests through its language the way in which it dissociates or groups together the elements that it has retained as relevant to establish its lexicon, and metaphor is part of the cognitive operations used by any language to construct its lexicon.
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Paulette Roulon-Doko. Parties du corps et métaphores. Énonciation métaphorique et iconicité en contexte,, inPress. ⟨halshs-03506408⟩



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