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The Lexical Field of Taste : A Semantic Study of Japanese Taste Terms - A. E. Backhouse

The Lexical Field of Taste

A Semantic Study of Japanese Taste Terms

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1994
ISBN: 9780521445351
Number Of Pages: 212

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In this extraordinary new work, Dr. Backhouse undertakes a semantic study of taste terms in modern spoken Japanese. Through an investigation of the range of vocabulary available for the description of taste qualities, and their interrelationship in terms of meaning, Dr. Backhouse presents a sensitive elucidation of the structure of Japanese taste terms, which has significant implications for anthropological linguistics. He explores important semantic issues, such as the relationship between evaluative and descriptive meaning, the intralinguistic mechanisms at work in metaphor, and draws illuminating connections between the lexical field of color and that of taste.

"...a useful addition to the small number of full-length studies of the vocabulary of taste." Joel Kuipers, Anthropological Linguistics

Preface
Taste and terms
Lexical meaning
Methodology
Evaluative taste terms in Japanese
Descriptive taste terms in Japanese (I)
Descriptive taste terms in Japanese (II)
Retrospect and prospects
Appendix
Notes
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521445351
ISBN-10: 0521445353
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 28th October 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.48