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From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive Ethnolinguistics

Patterns of Imagery in Language


Edited By 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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Swan neck and goose rump: Metaphor and metonymy in specialized English and Polish equestrian vocabulary


Eleonora Pawłowicz University of Silesia


The paper concerns metonymy and metaphor in English and Polish equestrian specialized vocabulary. It demonstrates the importance of figurative language in specialized vocabulary, contrary to the traditional approach within the discipline of Terminology. First, the following relevant traditional principles are outlined: concepts are clear-cut; univocity is essential; figurative language is undesirable. These are contrasted with recent approaches, recommending sociocognitive perspective and non-prescriptive methodology.

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