14 mar. 2011

Asian Figures

The Asian aphorisms that Merwin translated. Not my favorite poet (Merwin) but I love this particular book. I've used these in my refanero, cancionero, romancero class, but I'm going to use them also in my course "from idiom to proverb" in the fall. I can incorporate material from Lakoff and Turner's More than Cool Reason (where they analyze some of these proverbs in their final chapter). It is cognitive linguistics, right? So I can combine my interest in wisdom literature with my interest in clichés and idioms, putting Lakoff together with Sinclair. I'm brilliant today.

1 comentario:

Bronwen dijo...

I'll have to check that out. Sounds of interest to my scale questions too.