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From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive Ethnolinguistics

Patterns of Imagery in Language


Marek Kuźniak, Agnieszka Libura and Michał Szawerna

The origins of this volume lie in the international conference Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2012, convened by the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association. The proceedings of the conference revolved around three major thematic areas: metaphorical and metonymic underpinnings of meaning in language and beyond, prototypical and gradual phenomena pertaining to linguistic categorization across the lexicogrammatical continuum, and the need for advancing theoretical tools. These recurring themes are reflected in the three-part structure of this volume, with contributions from nearly two dozen researchers exploring a broad array of linguistic as well as non-linguistic data.
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Why are multimodal metaphors interesting? The perspective of verbo-visual and verbo-musical modalities


Elżbieta Górska University of Warsaw


The article discusses advantages of taking a multimodal metaphor perspective not only for metaphor research, but also for studies of linguistic attention, information flow and of general issues pertaining to language and cognition. The examples come from newspaper cartoons, ads, gesture studies, Barenboim’s (2006) lectures on life and music, and Wender’s (2011) film Pina. A practical application of Müller’s (2008a) multimodal metaphor theory in a technique of psychotherapy known as the Dance Movement Therapy (Kolter et al. 2012) is also presented.

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