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From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive Ethnolinguistics

by Marek Kuzniak, Agnieszka Libura & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

The origins of this volume lie in the international conference Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2012, convened by the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association. The proceedings of the conference revolved around...


Language Contact Around the Globe

by Amei Koll-Stobbe & Sebastian Knospe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

The fifth volume in the series Language Competence and Language Awareness in Europe unites a collection of peer-reviewed papers delivered at the Third Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization...


From Sound to Meaning in Context

by Alicja Witalisz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

This volume is a collection of papers approaching the phenomenon of language from a variety of perspectives. Scholars in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, historical linguistics and translation studies...


Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience

by Krzysztof Kosecki & Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

Culture and language provide two essential frameworks to deal with the concept of time. They view time as observer-determined and thus shed light on multiple and often conflicting temporalities we live in, think,...


The Synonyms of «Fallen Woman» in the History of the English Language

by Bozena Duda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

This data-oriented study aims at providing an onomasiological account of the historical synonyms of the term fallen woman from Old English up to Early Modern English. It focuses on linguistic mechanisms which...


Cognitive and Pragmatic Aspects of Speech Actions

by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

This volume contains papers which reflect current discussions in the study of speech actions. The collection was inspired by the papers presented at Meaning, Context and Cognition, the first international conference...


Les émotions dans le discours- Emotions in Discourse

by Dirk Siepmann, Peter Blumenthal & Iva Novakova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

Comment les mots permettent-ils d’appréhender ces objets obscurs que sont nos emotions ? Diverses langues européennes offrent-elles les mêmes perspectives sur cette réalité mouvante, explorée aussi par...


New Insights into Slavic Linguistics

by Jacek Witkos & Sylwester Jaworski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This volume presents a number of contributions to the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society held in Szczecin, Poland, October 26–28. The largest number of articles address issues related to...


Cognitive Explorations into Metaphor and Metonymy

by Frank Polzenhagen, Zoltan Kovecses, Stefanie Vogelbacher & Sonja Kleinke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

This volume presents selected contributions to an annual symposium on metaphor and metonymy held at the English Department of Heidelberg University. It brings together papers by lecturers, PhD students and graduates...


Typology of Kinship Terms

by Larysa Nikolayeva Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

A kinship term is defined as a lexical item which is used to name a person who is connected by certain blood relations with other persons or a group of persons. Kinship term systems were first studied scientifically...


Pragmantax II

by Angelika Bergien, Armin Burkhardt, Katrin Schöpe & Renate Belentschikow Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

Dieser Band vereinigt 63 Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache. Er repräsentiert ein breites Spektrum an Themen und Erkenntnissen aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Linguistik und versucht...


Die Sprache und ihre Wissenschaft zwischen Tradition und Innovation / Language and its Study between Tradition and Innovation

by József Tóth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

Der Band enthält 34 Beiträge, die beim 45. Linguistischen Kolloquium in Veszprém (Ungarn) vom 16. bis 18. September 2010 präsentiert wurden. Die Autoren beschäftigen sich mit älteren und neueren Arbeitsfeldern...


Cognitive Linguistics in the Making

by Kinga Rudnicka-Szozda & Aleksander Szwedek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

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...


A History of the «Concise Oxford Dictionary»

by Malgorzata Kaminska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 14, 2014)

This book shows the evolution of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, a famous and innovative dictionary for native speakers of English. It traces changes in the dictionary from 1911 to recent times. By comparing...


Accessing Audiovisual Translation

by Lukasz Bogucki & Mikolaj Deckert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

Audiovisual translation continues to be a dynamically developing genre, stimulated by interdisciplinary research and technological advances. This volume presents recent developments in the area. Renowned scholars...


Lingueística Teórica y Aplicada: nuevos enfoques

by Nekane Celayeta Gil, Felipe Jiménez Berrio & Alberto de Lucas Vicente Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 27, 2014)

Este volumen recoge varios estudios que reflejan las últimas tendencias en la investigación lingüística teórica y aplicada desde diversas perspectivas enmarcadas en las distintas subdisciplinas lingüísticas,...


Speaker Involvement in Political Interviews

by Jana Kozubíková Šandová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

This book offers a pragma-semantic analysis of linguistic means expressing speaker involvement in the genre of political interview. The research is based on an analysis of 40 interviews with British and American...


Empirical Methods in Language Studies

by Janusz Badio & Krzysztof Kosecki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

«Empirical Methods in Language Studies» presents 22 papers employing a broad range of empirical methods in the analysis of various aspects of language and communication. The individual texts offer contributions...


Time, Being and Becoming: Cognitive Models of Innovation and Creation in English

by Maciej Litwin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 26, 2015)

Cognitive linguistics provides tools to discuss identity as a process. Identity depends on the underlying conceptualisation of the present, while innovation and creation are borderline phenomena in epistemology....


A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

by Joanna Jablonska-Hood Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

The book presents an analysis of humour in a selection of British comedy productions. The conceptual integration theory devised by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, also known as blending, provides the tool...


Slavic Grammar from a Formal Perspective

by Petr Biskup, Gerhild Zybatow, Olav Mueller-Reichau & Maria Yastrebova et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2015)

The proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages in Leipzig 2013 offer current formal investigations into Slavic morphology, phonology, semantics, syntax and information...


Slavic Languages in the Perspective of Formal Grammar

by Markéta Ziková, Pavel Caha & Mojmír Docekal Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 14, 2015)

The volume comprises papers that were presented at the 14th European conference on «Formal Description of Slavic Languages 10.5» at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference focuses on formal...


Philosophical and Linguistic Analyses of Reference

by Piotr Stalmaszczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 15, 2016)

Papers in this collection provide philosophical and linguistic analyses of reference. The topics discussed include different types of reference, problems of identity, indexicality, reference fixing and descriptions....


Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names

by Piotr Stalmaszczyk & Luis Fernández Moreno Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 11, 2016)

The articles in this collection focus on philosophical approaches to proper names. The issues discussed include abstract names, empty names, naming and name-using practices, definite descriptions, individuals,...


Categorization in Discourse and Grammar

by Katarzyna Rokoszewska, Malgorzata Fabiszak & Karolina Krawczak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 24, 2016)

This collection of papers addresses new trends in Cognitive Linguistics. Three parts of the book focus on Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Integration Network Analysis. Both the theoretical contributions and the...


A Critical Search for Values in George W. Bush’s State of the Union Addresses

by Agnieszka Sowinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 31, 2015)

This book focuses on values and valuation in the State of the Union addresses delivered by the former U.S. President George W. Bush. What values are invoked in the speeches? How are these values constructed?...


A Study of «Attributive Ethnonyms» in the History of English with Special Reference to «Foodsemy»

by Marcin Kudla Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

The author studies ethnic stereotypes in the history of English from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. He views an ethnic stereotype as an idealised cognitive model (ICM) which consists of a cluster...


Vulnerable Domains for Cross-Linguistic Influence in L2 Acquisition of Greek

by Sviatlana Karpava Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 02, 2015)

The book investigates adult second language (L2) acquisition of Greek by first language (L1) Russian speakers in the bi-dialectal setting of Cyprus. The participants all reside in Cyprus and came from former...


On Invectives in Natural Language: A Panchronic Study of English Synonyms of ‘Skinny’/‘Fatty’

by Agnieszka Grzasko Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 12, 2016)

The author researches selected synonyms of ‘skinny’ and ‘fatty’ in the history of the English language from the perspective of cognitive linguistics. The method employed in grouping the analytical material...


From Motion to Emotion

by Marek Kuzniak, Bozena Rozwadowska & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 02, 2016)

This volume has its origins in an international conference on emotions organized by the Polish Association for the Study of English and held at the University of Wroclaw in April 2015. In the course of the conference,...


Motivating the Symbolic

by Hubert Kowalewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 15, 2016)

The book outlines a new approach to the study of motivation in language, which is firmly rooted in the paradigm of cognitive linguistics, but it is developed in critical (and constructive) dialogue with classical...


Visions and Revisions

by Przemyslaw Lozowski & Katarzyna Stadnik Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 02, 2016)

The papers reflect on «visions» and «revisions» of selected theoretical and applied linguistic issues. Methodologically, they all reflect and contribute to the polarization between form- and substance-oriented...