“There is no thermostat in the forest” – the Ojibwe temperature term system
2015 (English)In: The Linguistics of Temperature / [ed] Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, 721-741 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter deals with the temperature system of Eastern Ojibwe, an Algonquian language spoken in Canada and the US. The system differentiates lexically and morphologically between tactile, ambient and personal feeling temperature expressions. It also handles the cooling and warming parts of the temperature scale(s) differently. We also briefly discuss how sociological change in the conceptualisation of temperature has had an impact on morphological changes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015. 721-741 p.
Ojibwe, temperature, semantics
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-133521ISBN: 9789027206886OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-133521DiVA: diva2:967460
ProjectsThe Linguistics of Temperature
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2008-2067