Metaphor, Riddles, and the Origin of Language: The Sphinx's Legacy (Paperback)

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This book contributes to the debate surrounding the origin of language by demonstrating that riddles and myths can be examined as evidence of the emergence of conceptual metaphors, a prerequisite for the development of a complete language.

About the Author


Marcel Danesi is professor emeritus of linguistic anthropology at the University of Toronto.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781666918212
ISBN-10: 1666918210
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: April 8th, 2024
Pages: 158
Language: English