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The Language of Food in Japanese book cover

The Language of Food in Japanese:
Cognitive perspectives and beyond

Edited by Kiyoko Toratani

Many studies on the language of food examine English or adopt discourse analysis. This volume makes a fresh attempt to analyze Japanese, focusing on non-discursive units. It offers state-of-the-art data-oriented studies, including methods of analysis in line with Cognitive Linguistics. It orchestrates relatable and intriguing topics, from sound-symbolism in rice cracker naming to meanings of aesthetic sake taste terms. The chapters show that the language of food in Japanese is multifaceted: for instance, expressivity is enhanced by ideophones, as sensory words iconically depicting perceptual experiences and as nuanced words flexibly participating in neologization; context-sensitivity is exemplified by words deeply imbued with socio-cultural constructs; creativity is portrayed by imaginative expressions grounded in embodied experience. The volume will be a valuable resource for students and researchers, not only in linguistics but also in neighboring disciplines, who seek deeper insights into how language interacts with food in Japanese or any other language.

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Anwar Ahmed
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This book is an attempt to pay deliberate attention to some silences on issues of social, cultural, and political importance that ...

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Kiyoko Toratani
2022

Many studies on the language of food examine English or adopt discourse analysis. This volume makes a fresh attempt to ...

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Carlo Coen
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Examines independent and experimental Italian cinema within its historical and cultural context - Places Italian independent and experimental film within ...

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Themistoklis Aravossitas
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This volume explores how linguistic and cultural diversity in Greece, caused by various waves of emigration and immigration, has transformed ...

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Shobna Nijhawan
2019

Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow centers on the literary activities emerging out of the publishing house Ganga Pustak Mala in colonial ...

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Jessica Tsui-yan Li
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Highlighting the geopolitical and economic circumstances that have prompted migration from Hong Kong and mainland China to Canada, The Transcultural ...

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Jia Ma
2018

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Themistoklis Aravossitas
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This volume covers the multidimensional and international field of Heritage Language Education, including concepts, practices, and the correlation between culture ...

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Maria Figueredo
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In this book Professor Maria Figueredo considers the role of music in multi-mediated formats that privilege the performative elements of ...

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Themistoklis Aravossitas
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Philipp Angermeyer
2017

Language Contact in Africa and the African Diaspora in the Americas brings together the original research of nineteen leading scholars on ...

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Christina Kraenzle
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Christina Kraenzle (with co-editor Maria Mayr): The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures: Usable Pasts and Futures (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

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Gabriela Alboiu
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Diana Spokiene
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Diana Spokiene (with co-author John L. Plews): Translation and Translating in German Studies (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2016)