The Language of Pain: Expression or Description?


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How is the universal, yet private and subjective, experience of pain talked about by different people in everyday encounters? What does the analysis of pain-related lexico-phraseological choices, grammatical structures, and linguistic metaphors reveal as to how pain is perceived and experienced? Are pain utterances primarily used to express or to describe this experiential domain? This is the first book that investigates such questions from both a functional and a cognitive perspective: it combines two converging usage ...

The Language of Pain: Expression or Description? 2007, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9789027238962