Temperature terms in Khalkha Mongolian
2015 (English)In: The Linguistics of Temperature / [ed] Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, 570-593 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This paper provides an overview of the linguistic properties of temperature terms in Khalkha Mongolian. It begins with a general overview of the temperature vocabulary, which is most elaborated in relation to coldness. It then considers in closer detail the application of these terms to tactile, ambient and personal-feeling temperature domains, and the terms' metaphoric extensions. The paper continues by investigating different ways of expressing degrees of temperature adjectives within a morphological system of intensification and attenuation. Finally, the syntax of temperature terms is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015. 570-593 p.
, Typological Studies in Language
Khalkha Mongolian, temperature, adjective, metaphor, degree, vocabulary, lexical semantics
Research subject Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114145DOI: 10.1075/tsl.107.18broISBN: 9789027206886ISBN: 9789027269171OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-114145DiVA: diva2:789983