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Kognisiewerkwoorde in Afrikaans

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dc.contributor.advisor Zawada, Britta Roux, Adriaan Johannes Gerhardus 2012-05-22T09:08:22Z 2012-05-22T09:08:22Z 2012-03
dc.identifier.citation Roux, Adriaan Johannes Gerhardus (2012) Kognisiewerkwoorde in Afrikaans, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This is a study of the broad scope of cognition verbs in Afrikaans. Firstly, the nonmetaphorical cognition verbs [e.g. ken (= know), weet (= know), dink (= think), verstaan (= understand)] are discussed and then the metaphorical cognition verbs which are subcategorized in metaphorical verbs of vision [kyk (= look), sien (= see)] and metaphorical manipulation verbs [vorm (= form), gryp (= grab), voel (= feel), vat (= take) etc.]. The study is embedded in the cognitive linguistic stance of embodiment which inter alia implies that our neurological functioning is based on feeling (which includes our sense of touch), and that the way our bodies are structured also determines the way we express our thoughts. This extensive descriptive study of Afrikaans cognition verbs, metaphorical and nonmetaphorical, indicates that visual lexemes in Afrikaans express subtle abstract thought, while manipulation lexemes express less subtle, yet still abstract result-driven thought. Synthesis is an important factor in this study because the non-metaphorical cognition verbs as well as the metaphorical cognition verbs are linked to the basic cognitive principle of embodiment. Also, the two metaphorical verb types can by seen in synthesis when the stage frame ( = vision) and the workshop frame ( = manipulation) are merged. The synthesis of the stage frame and the workshop frame eventually provides us with another perspective, namely that vision and manipulation (which includes touch and feeling) are in a state of interacting nurturing symbiosis. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 237 leaves)
dc.language.iso other en
dc.subject Touch and emotion en
dc.subject Experiential realism en
dc.subject Neurobiology en
dc.subject Vision metaphor en
dc.subject Prototypical cognition verbs en
dc.subject Metaphor en
dc.subject Manipulation metaphor en
dc.subject Visual verbs
dc.subject Vision
dc.subject Manipulation
dc.subject Thought
dc.subject.ddc 439.365
dc.subject.lcsh Afrikaans language -- Cognate words
dc.subject.lcsh Afrikaans language -- Grammar, Generative
dc.subject.lcsh Afrikaans language -- Verb
dc.subject.lcsh Cognitive grammar
dc.subject.lcsh Metaphor
dc.title Kognisiewerkwoorde in Afrikaans en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Linguistics and Modern Languages D. Litt. et Phil (Linguistics)

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