Memorials: Mortality

Fernández, E. 2011

‘Euphemistic conceptual metaphors in epitaphs from Highgate Cemetery’, Review of Cognitive Linguistics. Published under the auspices of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association, 9:1, 198-225.

Hijiya, J. 1983

‘American gravestones and attitudes towards death’, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 127:5, 339-363.

Mallios, S. & Caterino, D. 2007

‘Transformations in San Diego County gravestones and cemeteries’, Historical Archaeology, 41:4, 50-71.

Tarlow, S. 1995

‘What dreams may come: metaphors of death in Orkney’, Scotland Archaeological Review, 9-10, 110-114.

Tarlow, S. 1999

Wormie clay and blessed sleep: death and disgust in later historic Britain’, in S. Tarlow & S. West (eds) The Familiar Past? Archaeologies of Later Historical Britain, London: Routledge, 183-198.

Vanderstaeten, R. 2014

‘Burying and remembering the dead’, Memory Studies, 7:4, 457-471.


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