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Language, Heart, and Mind

Studies at the intersection of emotion and cognition

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Edited By Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Valeria Monello and Marco Venuti

A major premise of this book is that language use is critically conditioned by affective content and cognitive factors rather than being a case of objective computation and manipulation of structures. The 21 chapters of this book deals with how language interacts with emotion, and with mind and cognition, from both intralingual and cross-linguistic perspectives. The second major focus is the theoretical framework, best-suited for research relationships between language, cognition, and emotion as well as the effect that emotion has on the conceptualizer who constructs meanings based on language stimuli. Furthermore, the authors investigate how emotion and rational projections of events interact and what their consequences are in the conceptual world, media discourse, and translation.

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3. The Conceptual World(s) of Wisdom and Intelligence (Aneta Dłutek)

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Aneta Dłutek

Abstract A human being has always been searching for answers to questions concerning the meaning of their existence, perceived from various perspectives – philosophical, social, linguistic or religious. Taking into consideration the fact that Homo sapien is the only creature characterised by such an attribute in its very name, it is no surprise that this aspect of human life is no exception within the scope of research and interpretation. One can notice numerous concepts or maybe just numerous terms/names applied to this unique characteristic, just to mention: knowledge, mind, creativity, intelligence, wisdom, and so on. The present research concentrates on the latter two, namely intelligence and wisdom.

Keywords: Wisdom, Intelligence, Corpus, Collocation, Conceptualisation, Metaphor

A human being has always been searching for answers to questions concerning the meaning of their existence, perceived from various perspectives – philosophical, social, linguistic or religious. Taking into consideration the fact that Homo sapiens is the only creature characterised by such an attribute in its very name, it is no surprise that this aspect of human life is no exception within the scope of research and interpretation. One can notice numerous concepts, or maybe just numerous terms/names applied to this unique characteristic, just to mention: knowledge, mind, creativity, intelligence, wisdom, and so on. The present research concentrates on the latter two, namely intelligence and wisdom. These two concepts seem to undergo a long-lasting and never-ending discussion, comparison, and contrasting. (e.g. Chavda, 2018; Editorial Staff, 2017; Johnson, 2013; Vajda,...

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