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Cultural Linguistics

Nature, Metaphor, Culture

Cultural Conceptualizations in Hungarian Folksongs

Authors: Baranyiné Kóczy, Judit

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  • Presents a novel approach to folklore discourses, a neglected field for functional linguistics
  • Offers an in-depth analysis of nearly 250 texts, provided in Hungarian and English
  • Includes numerous illustrations and tables for easy comprehension
  • Provides an overview of the literature, including Hungarian, most of which has been unavailable in English
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This book analyses the emotional message of Hungarian folksongs from a Cultural Linguistic perspective, employing a wide range of empirical devices. It combines theoretical notions with analytical devices and has a multidisciplinary essence: it relies on the latest Cultural Linguistic findings, employing spatial semantics, cognitive linguistics, cognitive psychology and ethnography.

The book addresses key questions including: How is nature conceptualized by a folk cultural group? How are emotions and other mental states expressed via nature imagery with respect to metaphors and construal schemas? The author argues that folksongs reflect the Hungarian peasant communities’ specific treatment of emotions, captured in an underlying cultural schema ‘reservedness.’ This schema is grounded in principals of morality and tradition, and governs the various levels of representation. 

The main topics discussed are related to two core issues: cultural metaphors and cultural

schemas of construal in folksongs. It provides a detailed example, based on over 1000 folksongs, of how a cultural group’s cognition can be analyzed and better understood through a representative corpus-based linguistic approach. The research is also pioneering in constructing a comprehensive analysis framework adapted to folk poetry, and offers an example of how cultural conceptualizations can be investigated in various discourse types. Last but not least, the book offers insights into the work of Hungarian linguists and folklorists concerning cultural conceptualizations, which have largely been unavailable in English.

About the authors

Judit Baranyiné Kóczy studied English language and literature and Hungarian language and literature at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Piliscsaba. She was a PhD student from 2008 to 2011 at Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, where she joined the Doctoral School of Linguistics and specialised in cognitive linguistics. She obtained her summa cum laude PhD degree in 2014 completing her thesis on A Spatial Semantic Approach to Hungarian Folksongs. At present her main interests of research involve language and culture, cultural conceptualisations, metaphors in culture, spatial semantics, and folklore discourse types, where she applies theoretical issues to empirical, corpus-based study. At present she is a senior lecturer at the Széchenyi István University, Győr.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Folksongs in Cultural Linguistics

    Pages 3-25

    Baranyiné Kóczy, Judit

  • Folk Conceptualizations Across Languages

    Pages 27-42

    Baranyiné Kóczy, Judit

  • Spatial Metaphors in Nature Imagery

    Pages 43-55

    Baranyiné Kóczy, Judit

  • Cultural Metaphors Related to Forest

    Pages 61-79

    Baranyiné Kóczy, Judit

  • Cultural Metaphors Related to River

    Pages 81-97

    Baranyiné Kóczy, Judit

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5753-3
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5752-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5481-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nature, Metaphor, Culture
Book Subtitle
Cultural Conceptualizations in Hungarian Folksongs
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Linguistics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5753-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5753-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5752-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5481-6
Series ISSN
2520-145X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 232
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
Topics