The book offers an interdisciplinary discussion of the cognitive-semiotic interface between language, literature, and the arts, with a special focus on creativity and imagination. It brings together international contributors suggesting a wide range of innovative perspectives on the correlation between verbal discourse and creative artefacts. The book reveals the specificity of such phenomena as parallax, transparency, corporeal imagination, and multimodality. Alongside interpreting artistic texts, the contributors search for cognitive and semiotic manifestations of creativity in political and everyday discourse.
The authors and editors wish to thank the Ukrainian Association of Cognitive Linguistics and Poetics (UACLaP) for providing a scholarly forum where the multidisciplinary issues brought up in this book were debated on a broad international scale.
We are exceptionally indebted to Rector of Kyiv National Linguistic University, Prof. Roman V. Vasko for his generous personal and institutional support of our research endeavour. We extend our gratitude to the University Academic Board for their unanimous resolution to recommend this volume to print (minutes No. 16. of 17 May, 2016).
We are also grateful to our local reviewers, Prof. Larissa I. Belekhova and Prof. Iryna M. Kolegayeva, for their valuable advice and criticism that helped a lot in preparing the manuscript for publication.
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