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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Book announcement: Metaphor in Zulu

SUN PRESS at Stellenbosch University in South Africa has just published my 1995 doctoral thesis, which may be of interest to some. The details are as follows:

Metaphor in Zulu:
Problems in the translation of Biblical Metaphor in the book of AmosEric A. Hermanson
ISBN 1-920109-27-7
R 180.00 (VAT incl.)
Available online from

This study examines metaphor in Zulu in the light of conceptual metaphor theory from the perspective of a Bible translator. It then considers the possibility of translating Biblical Hebrew metaphor into Zulu.

Selected Hebrew metaphors in the Book of Amos are analyzed according to conceptual metaphor theory and compared with the conceptual metaphor analysis of the corresponding verses in existing Zulu translations, thereby increasing the empirical basis of the theory, and showing that it is valid for the study of both Biblical Hebrew and Zulu and a useful tool for translators."

Kind regards,
Dr Eric A Hermanson


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