A Proverb in Mind

To accommodate the assorted possible audiences, this volume outlines seven views of the proverb -- personal, formal, religious, literary, practical, cultural, and cognitive.

Author: Richard P. Honeck

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134741373

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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SEE SHORT BLURB FOR ALTERNATE COPY... A complex, intriguing, and important verbal entity, the proverb has been the subject of a vast number of opinions, studies, and analyses. To accommodate the assorted possible audiences, this volume outlines seven views of the proverb -- personal, formal, religious, literary, practical, cultural, and cognitive. Because the author's goal is to provide a scientific understanding of proverb comprehension and production, he draws largely on scholarship stemming from the formal, cultural, and cognitive views. The only book about proverbs that is written from the standpoint of cognitive science, cognitive psychology, and experimentalism, this text provides a larger, more interdisciplinary perspective on the proverb. It also gives a theoretically more integrated approach to proverb cognition. The conceptual base theory of proverb comprehension is extended via the "cognitive ideals hypothesis" so that the theory now addresses issues regarding the creation, production, and pragmatics of proverbs. This hypothesis also has strong implications for a taxonomy of proverbs, proverb comprehension, universal vs. culture-specific aspects of proverbs, and some structural aspects of proverbs. In general, the book extends the challenge of proverb cognition by using much of what cognitive science has to offer. In so doing, the proverb is compared to other forms of figurative language, which is then discussed within the larger rubric of intelligence and the inclination for using indirect modes of communication. Child developmental and brain substrates are also discussed.

A Proverb in Mind

The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom Richard P. Honeck. ultimately, have to know something about the human being. The cognitive view is expressly concerned with those processes and mechanisms that have universal bases.

Author: Richard P. Honeck

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134741304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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SEE SHORT BLURB FOR ALTERNATE COPY... A complex, intriguing, and important verbal entity, the proverb has been the subject of a vast number of opinions, studies, and analyses. To accommodate the assorted possible audiences, this volume outlines seven views of the proverb -- personal, formal, religious, literary, practical, cultural, and cognitive. Because the author's goal is to provide a scientific understanding of proverb comprehension and production, he draws largely on scholarship stemming from the formal, cultural, and cognitive views. The only book about proverbs that is written from the standpoint of cognitive science, cognitive psychology, and experimentalism, this text provides a larger, more interdisciplinary perspective on the proverb. It also gives a theoretically more integrated approach to proverb cognition. The conceptual base theory of proverb comprehension is extended via the "cognitive ideals hypothesis" so that the theory now addresses issues regarding the creation, production, and pragmatics of proverbs. This hypothesis also has strong implications for a taxonomy of proverbs, proverb comprehension, universal vs. culture-specific aspects of proverbs, and some structural aspects of proverbs. In general, the book extends the challenge of proverb cognition by using much of what cognitive science has to offer. In so doing, the proverb is compared to other forms of figurative language, which is then discussed within the larger rubric of intelligence and the inclination for using indirect modes of communication. Child developmental and brain substrates are also discussed.

Res humanae proverbiorum et sententiarum

Honeck , Richard P. ( 1997 ) : A Proverb in Mind : The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom . Mahwah , New York . Jackendoff , Ray ( 1990 ) : Semantic structures . Cambridge , Mass . Jackendoff , Ray ( 1994 ) : Patterns in the ...

Author: Csaba Földes

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823360922

Category: Idioms

Page: 420

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Behold the Proverbs of a People

Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics Wolfgang Mieder. _____, ed. 2000. ... Proverbs in Israeli Folk Narratives: A Structural Semantic Analysis. ... A Proverb in Mind: The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom.

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626743038

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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The thirteen chapters of this book comprise an intriguing and informative entry into the world of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have always been and continue to be wisdom's international currency. The first section of the book focuses on the field of paremiology (proverb studies) in general, the spread of Anglo-American proverbs in Europe, and the phenomenon of modern proverbs. The second section analyzes the use of proverbs in the world of politics, including a chapter on President Obama, while the third concentrates on the uses of proverbs in literature. The final section ends with detailed cultural studies of the origin, history, dissemination, use, function, and meaning of specific proverbs. Noted scholar Wolfgang Mieder shows that proverbs matter in culture, literature, and politics. Proverbs remain part and parcel of oral and written communication, and, he demonstrates, they deserve to be studied from a range of viewpoints. While various chapters deal with a variety of issues and approaches, they cohere through a rhetorical perspective that looks at the text, texture, and context of proverbs as speech acts that make a noteworthy impact on culture and society. Whether proverbs appear in everyday speech, on the radio, on television, in films, on the pages of newspapers or magazines, in advertisements, in literary works, or in political speeches, they serve as formulaic verbal devices to add authoritative weight through tradition, convention, and wisdom.

Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

In his superb book on A Proverb in Mind : The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom ( 1997 ) he reviews all relevant previous scholarship on metaphor comprehension and then examines proverbs in particular , looking at such ...

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103788

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

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"This book presents a composite picture of the richness of proverbs as significant expressions of folk wisdom as is manifest from their appearance in art, culture, folklore, history, literature, and the mass media. The book draws attention to the fact that proverbs as metaphorical signs continue to play an important role in oral and written communication. Proverbs as so-called monumenta humana are omnipresent in all facets of life, and while they are neither sacrosanct nor saccharine, they usually offer much common sense or wisdom based on recurrent experiences and observations."--BOOK JACKET.

Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom Poetry and Writings

... “Proverbial Pairs: Compositional Units in Proverbs 10-29,” JBL 107 (1988) 207-24; R. P. Honeck, A Proverb in Mind: The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997); B. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, ...

Author: TREMPER LONGMAN III

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781789740493

Category: Religion

Page: 1665

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The Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry carry themselves differently from those of the Pentateuch, the histories or the prophets. The divine voice does not peal from Sinai, there are no narratives carried along by prophetic interpretation nor are oracles declaimed by a prophet. Here Scripture often speaks in the words of human response to God and God's world. The hymns, laments and thanksgivings of Israel, the dirge of Lamentations, the questionings of Qohelet, the love poetry of the Song of Songs, the bold drama of Job and the proverbial wisdom of Israel all offer their textures to this great body of biblical literature. Then too there are the finely crafted stories of Ruth and Esther that narrate the silent providence of God in the course of Israelite and Jewish lives. This third Old Testament volume in IVP's celebrated "Black Dictionary" series offers nearly 150 articles covering all the important aspects of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther. Over 90 contributors, many of them experts in this literature, have contributed to the 'Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings'. This volume maintains the quality of scholarship that students, scholars and pastors have come to expect from this series. Coverage of each biblical book includes an introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on their ancient Near Eastern background and their history of interpretation. Additional articles amply explore the literary dimensions of Hebrew poetry and prose, including acrostic, ellipsis, inclusio, intertextuality, parallelism and rhyme. And there are well-rounded treatments of Israelite wisdom and wisdom literature, including wisdom poems, sources and theology. In addition, a wide range of interpretive approaches is canvassed in articles on hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, form criticism, historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches. The 'Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings' is sure to command shelf space within arm's reach of any student, teacher or preacher working in this portion of biblical literature.

The Words of a Wise Man s Mouth are Gracious Qoh 10 12

12 See R.P. HONECK, A Proverb in Mind. The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom, Mahwah/London 1997, 31. See also W. MEDER, Proverbs are Never Out of Season, New York/Oxford 1993, 11: proverbs "are used to communicate our ...

Author: Mauro Perani

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110901399

Category: Religion

Page: 534

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In this volume of collected papers, acknowledged authorities in Jewish Studies mark the milestones in the development of the Jewish religion from ancient times up to the present. They also take full account of the interactions between Judaism and its ancient and Christian environment. The renowned Viennese scholar Günter Stemberger is honoured with this festschrift on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom Poetry Writings

Concerning the Hellenistic Colouring of LXX Proverbs (VTSup 69; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1997); J. L. Crenshaw, Studies in Ancient ... A Proverb in Mind: The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Er- lbaum, ...

Author: Tremper Longman III

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830817832

Category: Religion

Page: 967

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Tremper Longman III and Peter E. Enns edit this collection of 148 articles by over 90 contributors on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther.

Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet

Honeck , Richard P. A Proverb in Mind . The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom . Mahwah 1997 . Hufton , Olwen H. The Prospect before Her : A History of Women in Western Europe . Vol . 1 1500-1800 .

Author: Mineke Schipper

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300102496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 422

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In this study the author analyses similarities, differences and contradictions in the cultural norms about gender expressed in proverbs she has found in oral and written sources from over 150 countries. Grouping the proverbs into categories as the female body, love, sex, childbirth and the female power, the author examines shared patterns in ideas about women and how men see them.

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

A Proverb in Mind: The Cognitive Science of Proverbial Wit and Wisdom. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Hrisztova-Gotthardt, Hrisztalina, and Melita Aleksa Varga, eds. 2015. Introduction to Paremiology: A Comprehensive Guide to Proverb ...

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190840617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1032

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"This handbook surveys the materials, approaches, contexts, and applications of American folklore and folklife studies to guide students and scholars of American folklore, culture, history, and society in the future. In addition to longstanding areas in the 350-year legacy of the subject's study and applications such as folktales and speech, the handbook includes exciting fields that have emerged in the twenty-first century such as the Internet, bodylore, folklore of organizations and networks, sexual orientation, neurodiverse identities, and disability groups. These studies encompass cultural traditions in the United States ranging from bits of slang in private conversations to massive public demonstrations, ancient beliefs to contemporary viral memes, and a simple handshake greeting to festivals encompassing multiple genres and groups. Folklore and folklife studies include material traditions such as buildings and crafts as well as oral and social genres of dance, ritual, drama, and play. Whereas the use of lore often emphasizes speech, song, and story that all people express, the rhetoric of life draws attention to tradition-centered communities such as the Amish and Hasidim, occupational groups and their workaday worlds, and children and other age groups. Significant to the American context has been the cultural diversity and changing national boundaries of the United States, relative youth of the nation and its legacy of mass immigration, mobility of residents and their relation to an indigenous and racialized population, and a varied landscape and settlement pattern. The handbook is a reference, therefore, to American studies as well as the global study of tradition, folk arts, and cultural practice"--