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Cognitive Linguistics in the Making


Kinga Rudnicka-Szozda and Aleksander Szwedek

The papers in this book address the most fundamental, currently investigated problems in cognitive linguistics in a wide spectrum of perspectives. Apart from some traditional descriptions of particular metaphors and metonymies, there are analyses of spatio-temporal relations, motion and stillness, iconicity, force dynamics, as well as subjectivity and objectivity in language. The analyses are based on a number of languages: English, Polish, Russian, German, Lithuanian, Italian and Danish. The essays represent case studies, theoretical analyses as well as practical applications.
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Iconicity and (cognitive) grammar: where shall the twain meet?


Motto: Danish doctors and psychologists criticize the system of marking pedestrian zebra crossings. They maintain that the direction of the stripes should be changed because drivers automatically consider everything lying across the road as a barrier. (A wall calendar note, Nov.27, 2012; my translation)

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