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Animal metaphor in the Egyptian determinative system: three case studies

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Many languages, both ancient and modern, make use of devices similar to determinatives in Egyptian by which the meaning of a word can be made more specific. But determinatives are especially rich in their capacity for expression, particularly regarding words for abstract concepts through their extensive use of visually-based metaphor. Egyptological research is only now beginning to explore the many levels at which the system functioned. My thesis centres around the metaphorical usages of t...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2002
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2011-10-12

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