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Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience

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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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Time Metaphors in English – a Corpus-based Study

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Joanna Pawliczak1, University of Łódź, Poland

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The present paper discusses theoretical aspects of cognitive and corpus linguistics Here is also the place to present the research and aspects of the corpora in general, which provide materials for the analysis. It is also important to present here a practical analysis of selected examples generated from the corpus. A detailed discussion of the records is provided and analyzed in terms of the theoretical assumptions put forward in the paper. The paper is an attempt to create a point of reference for further research in the field of cognition of time and its linguistic description.

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