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Cultural Conceptualisations in West African English

A Cognitive-Linguistic Approach


Frank Polzenhagen

Contents: Theories of metaphor – Conceptual-metaphor theory – Metaphor and discourse – Cultural-model theory – West African English – The African community model – Kinship – Conceptualisations of community, leadership, politics, witchcraft, corruption – «Cultural contextualisation» – Comparative corpus analysis – Cultural keywords – Frequency analysis – Collocational patterns – The debate on global English – Cultural models of globalisation.