Translated by Carmen Ruschiensky
Pages 251-261 | Published online: 13 Oct 2016
There is a complicity at work between the components of language and the conjugation of the senses. Terms and expressions drawn from a sensory register are employed in many everyday circumstances. Metaphorically, the senses express different relations within the social bond, contributing to their connotations and making them thinkable and expressible to others through culturally specific vocabularies associated with particular senses and precise social meanings.
Keywords: anthropology of the senses, sensory perceptions, language, taste