Temperature: lexical typology and cognition

MARIA KOPTJEVSKAJA-TAMM (STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY)



1. The basic structure of the linguistic temperature domain

The main dimensions according to which languages may cut up the linguistic temperature domain among their different expressions: • TEMPERATURE VALUES

• FRAMES OF TEMPERATURE EVALUATION

• (classes of) EVALUÉES, i.e. ENTITIES whose “temperature” (properties, state or experience) is in focus.

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