In the last century, and above all from the second half of the nineties, cognitive studies on sensorial and emo- tional experiences multiplied themselves, gaining them the attention of a number of different disciplines. This contribution doesn’t aim to discuss the international theoretical frame of the problem of human cognition, but intends to present an anthropological linguistic example of a concrete case study: that of the Kulango of Ivory Coast. It will be demonstrated how an accurate analysis of the use of those words which describe a sensory experience, can reveal a wider comprehension of the world. The same words can in fact be used in other contexts, with a metaphorical sense, and attribute positive or negative qualities to subjects or situations which are very distant from sensory experience itself.

Sentire e Dire il Mondo con i Sensi: un Viaggio nell’Esperienza Sensoriale Kulango

MICHELI, ILARIA
2012

Abstract

In the last century, and above all from the second half of the nineties, cognitive studies on sensorial and emo- tional experiences multiplied themselves, gaining them the attention of a number of different disciplines. This contribution doesn’t aim to discuss the international theoretical frame of the problem of human cognition, but intends to present an anthropological linguistic example of a concrete case study: that of the Kulango of Ivory Coast. It will be demonstrated how an accurate analysis of the use of those words which describe a sensory experience, can reveal a wider comprehension of the world. The same words can in fact be used in other contexts, with a metaphorical sense, and attribute positive or negative qualities to subjects or situations which are very distant from sensory experience itself.
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