Idioms and proverbs in Bete language and culture: a metaphorical analysis of their aetiology, meaning and usage

Abstract : Metrics on language vitality indicate that Bété is an endangered language (UNESCO, 2014). The documentation of Bété proverbs and idioms will potentially generate renewed interest in the richness of the language and culture. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss Bété proverbs and idioms as reflections of universal language structures that embody affordances of specific information germane to the environment and experience of remaining Bété speakers. To accomplish this, the chapter explores relationships among Bété idioms, cognition, and imagery.
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Ari Sherris; Elisabeth Piirainen Language Endangerment, John Benjamins Publishing, pp.137-154, 2015, 9789027204103. 〈https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/clscc.7/main〉
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Jean-Philippe Zouogbo. Idioms and proverbs in Bete language and culture: a metaphorical analysis of their aetiology, meaning and usage. Ari Sherris; Elisabeth Piirainen Language Endangerment, John Benjamins Publishing, pp.137-154, 2015, 9789027204103. 〈https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/clscc.7/main〉. 〈hal-01253952〉

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