[The sociolinguistic meaning of hand and nerves and their emotional expression].

Egloff, Niklaus; Bischoff, Nina (2020). [The sociolinguistic meaning of hand and nerves and their emotional expression]. Therapeutische Umschau, 77(6), pp. 236-238. Hogrefe 10.1024/0040-5930/a001184

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The sociolinguistic meaning of hand and nerves and their emotional expression Abstract. This article on the sociolinguistic occurrence of the hand and nerves in our everyday language reveals that the German language has a rich repertoire of metaphors and proverbs referring to fingers, hands, arms and nerves, expressing our feelings including pain. There are - on the one hand - not only plenty of expressions and phrases describing the physical purpose of the upper extremity, but - on the other hand - also countless metaphorical terms related to psychological, emotional or social contents. In contrast to medical terminology, everyday language does not hesitate to name the psychosocial dimension of things - High five!

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Egloff, Niklaus and Bischoff, Nina Susanna

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

German

Submitter:

Chantal Kottler

Date Deposited:

26 Nov 2020 15:35

Last Modified:

26 Nov 2020 15:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a001184

PubMed ID:

32930080

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.148308

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/148308

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