Olfaction: a Speechless Sense? - The Role of Literal and Figurative Language Olfaction is still the less investigated of the sensory modalities. This also reflects the fact that olfaction is the most subjective and emotional sensory modality and the one with the fewer relationships with verbal language. Since metaphors are cognitive bridges between perception and language, in principle they might be more effective in giving voice to olfaction, the "speechless sense". However, research in this fascinating field is still in its infancy, and the linguistic and psychological results are still scarce and contradicting. Key Words: Cross modal interactions, Language, Metaphor, Olfaction, Perception, Synaesthetic metaphors.)" />
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Il linguaggio letterale e figurato nelle descrizioni dell'esperienza sensoriale: l'olfatto è davvero un senso "senza parole"?
Titolo Rivista: PARADIGMI 
Autori/Curatori: Davide Monopoli, Cristina Cacciari 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2009 Fascicolo: Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  16 P. 147-162 Dimensione file:  570 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PARA2009-001011
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Olfaction: a Speechless Sense? - The Role of Literal and Figurative Language Olfaction is still the less investigated of the sensory modalities. This also reflects the fact that olfaction is the most subjective and emotional sensory modality and the one with the fewer relationships with verbal language. Since metaphors are cognitive bridges between perception and language, in principle they might be more effective in giving voice to olfaction, the "speechless sense". However, research in this fascinating field is still in its infancy, and the linguistic and psychological results are still scarce and contradicting. Key Words: Cross modal interactions, Language, Metaphor, Olfaction, Perception, Synaesthetic metaphors.




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Davide Monopoli, Cristina Cacciari, in "PARADIGMI" 1/2009, pp. 147-162, DOI:10.3280/PARA2009-001011

   

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