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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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English and Polish ditransitive constructions in contrast: A construction grammar approach


Joanna Paszenda Teacher Training College of Foreign Languages in Tychy


The English ditransitive construction has been studied extensively and still continues to attract unflagging interest of linguists of various theoretical backgrounds, including the cognitivists. The present article, drawing on Goldberg’s analyses of this pattern in English (e.g. 1995, 2002, 2006 /1992/), as well as on Rudzka-Ostyn’s (1996) and Dąbrowska’s (1997) studies of the Polish dative case, aims to contrast the English family of ditransitive constructions with their Polish counterparts. The multidimensional model of constructional polysemy, proposed by Geeraerts (2006 /1998/) and applied to the English ditransitive by Colleman & De Clerck (2008, 2011), will be employed in the description of the Polish subconstructions, with a view to highlighting the contrasts between the English and Polish expressions.

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