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The Concept of Honor in the Language of Early Arabic Poetry

A Cultural Linguistic Study

by Bartosz Pietrzak (Author)
©2022 Monographs 358 Pages
Series: Lodz Studies in Language, Volume 72

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Summary

The book presents an ethnolinguistic study on lexical expressions of honor in the Language of Early Arabic Poetry. It is the first application of Cultural-Linguistic methodology in research on the language and culture of al-Jahiliyya Arabs. Consequently, it is one of the first cultural cognitive linguistic studies on Classical Arabic semantics and lexicology. The book examines the use of Arabic honor-related lexis in the oral-formulaic pre-Islamic poetry, and interprets lexical expressions as encoding cultural conceptualizations: cognitive schemata and categories, and conceptual metaphors and metonymies. An exhaustive description of pre-Islamic Arabic cultural models of honor and social evaluation is offered alongside semantic frames for discourses of honor available to pre-Islamic Arabs.

Details

Pages
358
Year
2022
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631882900
Language
English
Keywords
Classical Arabic pre-Islamic Arabs Ethnolinguistics Semantic Frame Cognitive Schemata Conceptual Metonymy
Published
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2022. 358 pp., 1 fig. b/w, 29 tables.

Biographical notes

Bartosz Pietrzak (Author)

Bartosz Pietrzak, Ph.D., works at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. His interests lie in Cultural Linguistics and Frame Semantics research in Semitic languages. He studies the cultural conceptualizations encoded in the formulas of the Language of Early Arabic Poetry, as well as in modern Arabic dialects, Modern Hebrew, and Maltese.

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Title: The Concept of Honor in the Language of Early Arabic Poetry