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By Richard P. Honeck

SEE brief BLURB FOR trade COPY... a fancy, exciting, and demanding verbal entity, the proverb has been the topic of an unlimited variety of critiques, reports, and analyses. to deal with 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 aim is to supply a systematic realizing of proverb comprehension and creation, he attracts mostly on scholarship stemming from the formal, cultural, and cognitive views.

the single booklet approximately proverbs that's written from the viewpoint of cognitive technological know-how, cognitive psychology, and experimentalism, this article presents a bigger, extra interdisciplinary standpoint at the proverb. It additionally supplies a theoretically extra built-in method of proverb cognition. The conceptual base conception of proverb comprehension is prolonged through the "cognitive beliefs speculation" in order that the speculation 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 elements of proverbs, and a few structural facets of proverbs.

mostly, the e-book extends the problem of proverb cognition through the use of a lot of what cognitive technological know-how has to provide. In so doing, the proverb is in comparison to different kinds of figurative language, that is then mentioned in the greater rubric of intelligence and the inclination for utilizing oblique modes of conversation. baby developmental and mind substrates also are discussed.

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