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Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience


Edited By Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and Krzysztof Kosecki

Culture and language provide two essential frameworks to deal with the concept of time. They view time as observer-determined and thus shed light on multiple and often conflicting temporalities we live in, think, and talk about. Relying on empirical methods, the book explores linguistic and psychological parameters of time perception and conceptualization. It deals, among others, with temporal aspects of language acquisition, neural mechanisms of memory and attention, as well as event structures. Further chapters focus on the understanding of time in philosophy, literature, the arts, and non-verbal communication.
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Investigating Perceptions of Lexical Obsolence


Jerzy Tomaszczyk1, University of Lodz; Poland


The purpose of the work reported here was to analyse data made available by a project intended to document lexical obsolescence as perceived by a group (N= 55) of elderly speakers of Polish in late 20th c. The analysis was undertaken to provide a frame of reference for a study - in preparation - of temporal labels on lexical items in conversational language (impromptu speech).

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