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Space and Time in Language

Mario Brdar, Marija Omazic and Visnja Pavicic Takac

All human activity takes place in space and time in one way or another, which is consequently reflected in our language. We not only talk about space and time but also cannot but ground our linguistic activity in space and time. Furthermore, space and time are closely, although asymmetrically, related in our experience and we often think and talk about one in terms of the other. Specifically, time is conceived in terms of space far more frequently than vice versa. The volume contains a selection of essays that are revised versions of papers presented at the 23rd annual conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society (CALS), entitled «Space and Time in Language: Language in Space and Time», which took place from 21 to 23 May 2009 in Osijek (Croatia).
Contents: Mario Brdar/Marija Omazić/Višnja Pavičić Takač/Tanja Gradečak-Erdeljić/Gabrijela Buljan: Introduction – Günter Radden: Spatial time in the West and the East – Tanja Gradečak-Erdeljić: Spatial and temporal relations in the conceptual metaphor Events are Things – Anuška Štambuk: A corpus-based analysis of metaphors motivated by the spatial meaning of the Croatian lexeme daleko (‘far(away)’) – Jodi L. Sandford: The spatial relations of color: Linguistic categorization of Light-Dark and Near-Far – Daniela Katunar/Krešimir Šojat: Morphosemantic fields in the building of the Croatian WordNet: The Verbs of Movement – Marija Brala-Vukanović: Where is o: Croatian prepositions as vectors – Vesna Deželjin: Spatial deictic elements in Italian and Croatian – Barbara Kerovec: Successive prepositions in Croatian as translational equivalents of Turkish semi-postpositions: ungrammaticality or necessity? – Renata Geld/Stela Letica Krevelj: Centrality of space in the strategic construal of up in English particle verbs – Marica Čilaš Mikulić/Sanda Lucija Udier: Space, spatiality and spatial relations in Croatian as a second and foreign language – Bogdanka Pavelin Lešić: The metaphorization of space in speech and gesture – Gabrijela Buljan/Alma Vančura: Waltzing and snaking through physical space: English denominal verb conversions on the lexical-constructional interface – Goran Schmidt/Marija Omazić: Time metaphors in English and Croatian: A corpus-based study – Jadranka Zlomislić/Vlatka Ivić/Blaženka Šoštarić: Non-native speakers lost in space but found in time – Anita Pavić Pintarić: Time in fictive orality (Based on Croatian and German novels) – Aleksandar Kavgić: Time and tense in United States presidents’ inaugural speeches from the perspective of historical sociolinguistics – Mirjana Mandić: The extension of meaning of temporal adverbs in Serbian-speaking children aged 1;6 to 4;0 – Šarolta Godnič Vičič: Native and foreign places in travel writing: The Guardian travel section – Višnja Pavičić Takač/Vesna Bagarić: Foreign language acquisition in space and time: A comparative analysis of the Croatian foreign language acquisition context – Renata Fox: Language and ideology in time and space.