By Chryssoula Lascaratou
How is the common, but deepest and subjective, event of soreness observed by way of assorted humans in daily encounters? What does the research of pain-related lexico-phraseological offerings, grammatical buildings, and linguistic metaphors exhibit as to how ache is perceived and skilled? Are ache utterances essentially used to precise or to explain this experiential area? this can be the 1st e-book that investigates such questions from either a sensible and a cognitive standpoint: it combines converging usage-based theoretical types in a scientific linguistic inquiry of the construal of soreness in daily language. This paintings is predicated on a specialized digital corpus of Greek naturally-occurring dialogues in a healthiness care context, the underlying assumption being that during the absence of actual proof instinct approximately language can't reliably become aware of or are expecting styles of utilization. evaluating Greek with English facts, this publication considerably contributes to the advance of this learn box cross-linguistically.