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Imagery in Language

Festschrift in Honour of Professor Ronald W. Langacker


Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and Alina Kwiatkowska

The volume is dedicated to Professor Ronald W. Langacker in appreciation of his pioneering work in Cognitive Linguistics and focuses on the concept of Imagery in Language – as proposed by Ronald W. Langacker in his seminal Foundations of Cognitive Grammar. It is thus to be seen in the context of the rise and development of this new paradigm in language studies. To honour Professor Langacker’s scholarly achievements and his intellectual contribution to the science of language, on 1 st of October 2003 the Senate of the University of Łódź awarded him the degree of the doctor honoris causa of Łódź University. The papers in this volume, describing imagery in general language, rhetoric and poetics, were presented at the conference Imagery in Language organized in Łódź on 28-30 September 2003 to celebrate this event. This publication also includes a number of invited papers.
Contents: Ronald W. Langacker’s publications – Ronald W. Langacker – The first 40 years – The cognitive basis of linguistic structuring – Aspects of construal in rhetoric and poetics.