Nature, Metaphor, Culture

Cultural Conceptualizations in Hungarian Folksongs

  • Judit Baranyiné Kóczy

Part of the Cultural Linguistics book series (CL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction to the Study of Hungarian Folksongs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 3-25
    3. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 27-42
    4. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 43-55
  3. Cultural Metaphors in Folksongs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-60
    2. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 61-79
    3. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 81-97
    4. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 99-113
    5. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 115-132
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 133-134
  4. Cultural Schemas of Construal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-137
    2. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 139-158
    3. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 159-187
    4. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 189-202
    5. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 203-215
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 217-218
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
      Pages 221-228
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 229-232

About this book

Introduction

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 sche

mas 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.

Keywords

Hungarian folklore Hungarian folksong Cultural Linguistics cultural conceptualisations cultural cognition cultural metaphor cultural schema perspectivisation reference point construction, force-dynamic interaction meaning construction spatial semantics orientational metaphor subjective motion

Authors and affiliations

  • Judit Baranyiné Kóczy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International Studies and CommunicationSzéchenyi István UniversityGyőrHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5753-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5752-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5753-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-145X
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1468
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