The concept of ‘touch’ in the formation of the Croatian and Turkish lexicon: The example of tactile verbs

Ida Raffaelli, Barbara Kerovec

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Abstract

This paper explores the importance of the concept of ‘touch’ in the formation of the Croatian and Turkish lexicon. The main goals of the paper are 1) to investigate differences and similarities in conceptual mappings based on the concept of ‘touch’ in two typologically different and genetically unrelated languages by analyzing verbs referring to touch in Croatian and Turkish 2) to see to what extent the formation of tactile verbs differs with respect to lexicalization patterns in the two languages.

Keywords
the concept of ‘touch’, tactile verbs, lexicalization patterns, Croatian, Turkish

Suggested citation

Raffaelli, Ida and Barbara Kerovec. 2018. The concept of ‘touch’ in the formation of the Croatian and Turkish lexicon: The example of tactile verbs. Linguistics Beyond and Within 4: 129-140. Online at: https://lingbaw.com/2018/Ida-Raffaelli,Barbara-Kerovec.


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