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Language and Concepts in Action

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Linguistic Research

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Magdalena Grabowska, Grzegorz Grzegorczyk and Hadrian Lankiewicz

The book offers an interdisciplinary account of linguistic research. It covers the repertoire of such fields of study as cognitive linguistics, translation studies and glottodidactics. Primarily, it throws light on different aspects concerning modern linguistics research; the reader will become acquainted specifically with the developments in the area of conceptual semantics, humour in translation and quality in foreign language education. The book includes a wide range of topics and aims to reach a broad audience.

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Preface ................................................................................................................... 7 Section One Conceptual semantics developments ............................................................... 11 Magdalena Grabowska (University of Gdask) Cognitive mechanism of compression and objectification of the self in modern advertising messages ......................................................... 13 Magdalena Grabowska (University of Gdask) Profiling the concept “faith in God” according to the dictionary, Biblical and survey-based data - a comparison ................................................... 27 Magdalena Grabowska (University of Gdask) Between subjectification and objectification of the observer: Profiling “faith in God” in the language of contemporary Polish believers on the scale of construal between objectification and subjectification ............... 47 Section Two Insights from translation studies ..................................................................... 73 Grzegorz Grzegorczyk (University of Gdask) The poetics of humorous texts in translation ...................................................... 75 Grzegorz Grzegorczyk (University of Gdask) Humour in translation – handle with care? ......................................................... 99 Section Three Dimensions in glottodidactics ......................................................................... 121 Hadrian Lankiewicz (University of Gdask) Taming the chaos of the modern World – Personal linguistic experience and language awareness as a mark of the quality of university education ....... 123 Hadrian Lankiewicz (University of Gdask) Teacher language awareness at the start of the career: insights into teacher education .......................................................................... 135

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