Cognitive Perspectives on Language

by Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 235 Pages


The papers collected in the present volume show that the terms cognitivism and cognitive, so common in present day linguistic discourse, do not refer to a single theoretical mode or approach to language. Firstly, the papers show that cognitivism is a lively research area accommodating a wide spectrum of approaches. Secondly, they address a number of issues ranging from grammaticalization, event structure, semantic representation, equivalence, image schematic representations and lexicography to poetry, metaphor, metonymy, and national mentality. Some of the contributions deal with the linguistic phenomena in one language, while others take up a cross-linguistic approach.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 1999. 235 pp., 2 graph.

Biographical notes

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Volume editor)

The Editor: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk is a graduate of the University of Lódz, where she is Professor Ordinarius and Chair of English Language at present. Her research interests are primarily in semantics and pragmatics of natural language, corpus linguistics, and their applications in translation studies and lexicography. She has published a number of books and papers in those areas and organised numerous conferences and seminars. Over the years Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk has been invited to read papers at international conferences and to lecture and conduct seminars at European and American universities.


Title: Cognitive Perspectives on Language