Tunisian Proverbs: Tunisian Arabic / English (Paperback)
This book is a reference for Tunisian proverbs, selected after a careful and passionate research in both written and oral data. Enjoyable, instructive, fun-to-share proverbs. Highly recommended to everyone, especially word and semantics lovers. The aurhor has carefully selected this proverbial data and translated the major part of it into English as faithfully as possible. He has deliberately chosen not to explain the proverbs, inviting the reader to use his/her own imagination and metaphor interpretation skills.The reader should enjoy understanding and interpreting the inherent conceptual metaphos in this corpus of proverbial expressions, bearing in mind that proverbs are descriptions of a particular situation that can be applied to a wide range of situations, adopting a 'Generic is Specific' approach in proverb interpretation. Moreover, each different culture -Tunisian culture in this context- has its own metaphorical schema and referencial metaphorical system used in proverbs.The proverbs that the author has selected and translated into English are classified alphabetically. However, the book is divided in subsections with short and catchy, funny titles, just to make this reading experience more rythmical and hence more enjoyable.The second part of this book contains proverbs from Egypt and Syria, in addition to Classical Aranic proverbs selected from Arabic literature and linguistic repertoire.