Sensory Linguistics: Language, perception and metaphor

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Sensory Linguistics : Language, perception and metaphor. / Winter, Bodo.

John Benjamins, 2019. 289 p. (Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research; Vol. 20).

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Harvard

Winter, B 2019, Sensory Linguistics: Language, perception and metaphor. Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research, vol. 20, John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/celcr.20

APA

Winter, B. (2019). Sensory Linguistics: Language, perception and metaphor. (Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research; Vol. 20). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/celcr.20

Vancouver

Winter B. Sensory Linguistics: Language, perception and metaphor. John Benjamins, 2019. 289 p. (Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research). https://doi.org/10.1075/celcr.20

Author

Winter, Bodo. / Sensory Linguistics : Language, perception and metaphor. John Benjamins, 2019. 289 p. (Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research).

Bibtex

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