Cognitive Linguistics in the Making

Cognitive Linguistics in the Making


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The papers in this book address the most fundamental, currently investigated problems in cognitive linguistics in a wide spectrum of perspectives. Apart from some traditional descriptions of particular metaphors and metonymies, there are analyses of spatio-temporal relations, motion and stillness, iconicity, force dynamics, as well as subjectivity and objectivity in language. The analyses are based on a number of languages: English, Polish, Russian, German, Lithuanian, Italian and Danish. The essays represent case studies, theoretical analyses as well as practical applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631652008
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 03/19/2015
Series: Warsaw Studies in English Language and Literature Series , #17
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Aleksander Szwedek is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Social Sciences in Warsaw. His current interest is the theory of metaphor: the importance of touch and object in metaphorization.
Kinga Rudnicka-Szozda is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Social Sciences in Warsaw. She is currently interested in cognitive pragmatics and cross-cultural communication.

Table of Contents

Contents: Bogusław Bierwiaczonek: On constructivization - a few remarks on the role of metonymy in grammar – Beata Brzozowska-Zburzyńska: A concept of container in temporal phrases - a comparative study – Marta Falkowska: Subjectivity and objectivity in language as seen by Louis Hjelmslev and Ronald W. Langacker – Błażej Garczyński: A cognitive analysis of spatial particles in Danish ENHEDSFORBINDELSER and corresponding compounds – Agnieszka Gicala: A cognitive analysis of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its Polish translations: linguistic worldview in translation criticism – Adam Głaz: When -ities collide. Virtuality, actuality, reality – Anna Kędra-Kardela: Iconicity and the literary text: A cognitive analysis – Krzysztof Kosecki: On multiple metonymic mappings in signed languages – Marcin Kuczok: The metonymic mappings within the event schema in noun-to-verb back-formations – Anna Kuncy-Zając: The concepts of sleep and death in the Italian language and the unidirectionality of metaphor – Marek Kuźniak / Jacek Woźny: Linguistic Force Dynamics and physics – Katarzyna Kwapisz-Osadnik: The notion of prototype in linguistics and didactics, revisited – Aleksandra Majdzińska: Using cognitive tools in analysing variant construals: the remakes of «The Scream» by Edvard Munch – Józef Marcinkiewicz: The metaphor in feedback transfer in L2 acquisition (with some examples of the interaction between the Polish and Lithuanian languages) – Jolanta Mazurkiewicz-Sokołowska: The process of language acquisition by a child with profound hearing loss and co-existing defects as a contribution to the proposal on the need for a comprehensive approach to the phenomenon of human language capability – Maciej Paprocki: Infecting the body politic? Modern and post-modern (ab)use of Immigrants Are Invading Pathogens metaphor in American socio-political discourse – Judit Pethő-Szirmai: A cognitive investigation of the category of sin – Małgorzata Płomińska: Linguistic and cultural image of the notion of ‘death’ in Polish and German – Joanna Podhorodecka: ‘Do we always like doing the things that we like to do?’ Non-finite complementation of the verb Like – Beata Rycielska: What do the Russian prefixes вы-, из- and the preposition из have in common and what makes them different? – Olga Sokołowska: Metonymy and metaphor as merging categories. A study of linguistic expressions referring to the face – Elżbieta Tabakowska: Iconicity and (cognitive) grammar: where shall the twain meet? – Jacek Tadeusz Waliński: Motion as a modulator of spatiotemporal relations in prepositional expressions of distance – Ewa Wychorska: Abstract vs concrete: contrastive analysis of the conceptualization of stillness and motion in Polish and English – Magdalena Zyga: Conceptual-linguistic creativity in poetic texts as a potential source of translation problems.

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