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The semantics of eating and drinking: a comparison between Afrikaans and Northern Sotho

By Jacomien van Niekerk

Posted on 19 September 2011

Two UP linguists, Dr. Nerina Bosman (Department of Afrikaans) and Prof. Elsabé Taljard (Department of African Languages) are presenting a seminar on Friday, 30 September 2011 at 10h30 in HSB 15-31 on "The semantics of eating and drinking - a comparison between Afrikaans and Northern Sotho".

All are welcome to attend this seminar.

Their study wishes to explore the ways in which the concepts of eating and drinking are lexicalised in two non related languages - Afrikaans and Northern Sotho. They will make use of the conceptual metaphor theory within cognitive semantics to look at metaphors of eating and drinking. Are there significant differences in culture-specific conceptualisations or are these concepts and the metaphors associated with them universal?



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