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Categorization in Discourse and Grammar

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Edited By Małgorzata Fabiszak, Karolina Krawczak and Katarzyna Rokoszewska

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 empirical case studies stress the importance of contextual factors in the meaning making processes. They employ qualitative methods to analyze the use of metaphor in political discourse and in the conceptualization of emotions. The data sets include multimodal data, sign languages and co-speech gestures. The fourth part of the book contains two corpus-based studies. The fifth part concentrates on the grammatical categories of passive voice and aspect. One contribution discusses the problem of categorization in phonology.
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The Role of Constructional Factors in Passivization Infinitival Passives of Perception Verbs

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This study explores the interconnections between a verb’s complementation pattern and the frequency and collocational preferences of its passive uses. It is based on the infinitival passives of three perception verbs: see, hear and feel. First, distinctive collexeme analysis is used to determine the strength of association of the infinitive complement construction with voice, as well as the association of specific types of complement verbs with the active and the passive version of the pattern. Subsequently, multiple correspondence analysis of a data sample is conducted in order to investigate the differences and similarities between the individual perception verbs. The results indicate that the verbs are characterized by different degrees of resemblance between the active and passive versions of their infinitival complement construction.

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