The Metaphorical Basis of Language: A Study in Cross-cultural Linguistics or the Left-handed Hummingbird (Paperback)E.Morgan Kelley
Paperback Published: 01/07/1992
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A Study in Cross-Cultural Linguistics, or The Left-Handed Hummingbird's recognizing the device of hidden meaning in a language opens up new possibilities in exploring the prehistoric past. This book presents some mechanisms for deciphering such hidden or lost meanings and uses that to introduce a series of essay on language history change. Chapters include: Reworking Early Glottochronologies; The Peoples of the Ankh (Deciphering Tribal Names); Amerindian Origins; The Petroglyphs at Tule Lake (An Exercise in Archaeo-Semiotics); The Shaman Motif in the Great Basin; The Historical and Linguistic Background of Nostratics; The ScythoSemites; Consonant Transformations (Beyond Grimm's Kreislauftheorie).
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd