An Anatomy of Chinese: rhythm, metaphor, politics - new book by Perry Link
Harvard University Press, due 15 Feb 2013.
ISBN 0674067681, 9780674067684
Rhythms, conceptual metaphors, and political language convey meanings of which Chinese speakers themselves may not be aware. Link’s Anatomy of Chinese contributes to the debate over whether language shapes thought or vice versa, and its comparison of English with Chinese lends support to theories that locate the origins of language in the brain.