The volume presents over 30 contributions by leading European and American linguists presented to Professor Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, an eminent Polish linguist, in recognition of her contribution to the science of language. Papers contained in the volume reflect the many ways in which cognitive linguistics has affected such areas of linguistic research as: semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, and corpus and computer linguistics. A number of contributors, including R. Langacker, deal with current issues and developments in cognitive linguistics.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 527 pp., 3 fig.
Contents: Piotr Stalmaszczyk/Wiesław Oleksy: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk’s research output – Antonio Barcelona:
Social clubs or sticks? Metonymic chaining in discourse – Eugene H. Casad: Much ado about nothing in Cora – Dirk Geeraerts:
Prisms and blends. ‘Digging one’s grave’ from two perspectives – Laura A. Janda: «What is the role of semantic maps in cognitive
linguistics?» – Roman Kalisz: Nothing and nothingness in English and their equivalents in Polish and other languages.
A cognitive semantic study – Henryk Kardela: The case of smart: semantic underdeterminacy, or how words get their meanings
from context – Ronald W. Langacker: On AND and OR and OR as AND – Aleksander Szwedek: Are prepositions metaphorical? – Piotr
Cap: Legitimization of the War-on-Terror within the proximization model – Kenneth Holmqvist/Jarosław Płuciennik: Empathy,
stereotypes, negation and creativity. Towards a linguistic model of intersubjectivity – Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt: Where cognitive
and truth-conditional semantics meet: the case of concept shift – Alexander V. Kravchenko: Speech, writing, and cognition:
the rise of communicative dysfunction – Jean-Rémi Lapaire: The meaning of meaningless grams - or emptiness revisited – Danilo
Marcondes: Towards a pragmatic analysis of language: Speech Act Theory and Critical Philosophy – Miguel A. Martínez-Cabeza:
Dangerous words: threats, perlocutions and strategic actions – Daniël Van Olmen/Tanja Mortelmans/Johan van der Auwera: Grammaticalization
and subjectification of the future. The case of English, Dutch and German – Larisa Piotrovskaya: Description, expression and
reflection of emotions in language behaviour – Marcel Thelen: The structure of the lexicon in a «Two-Cycle Model of Grammar»
(TCM): prototypicality and frames – Olena I. Vashchenko: Cognitive-semantic aspects of metaphorical lexical/phraseological
nominations of lying/deception in the present-day English language – Andrew Wilson: Barrier and penetration imagery in altered
states of consciousness discourse: replicating the five-stage model of Christian mysticism in the Bible – Łukasz Bogucki:
Translating and subtitling wordplay - between domestication and foreignisation – Sally Burgess/Carmen Toledano: Explicitation
in the collaborative translation into Spanish of two modern American poets – Elżbieta Tabakowska: Enjambment, conceptual blending
and translation of poetry – Zdzisław Wąsik: Epistemological consequences of translating the sign-related terms of Ferdinand
de Saussure’s Cours de Linguistique générale – Lut Baten/Michael Goethals: Lexical frequency as a criterion and a tool
in teaching and learning ESP: On the use of WordClassifier, more specifically for Business English – Michael P. Oakes:
Computer-aided discovery of regular sound changes in Spanish and Galician – Rosa Rabadán: The present tenses in English and
in Spanish: a corpus-based approach to cross-linguistic meaning and grammatical transfer – Christoph Haase: Causation in contrast:
transitivity, inchoativity, and L2 learner models – Ewa Waniek-Klimczak: Category implementation in non-native speech: the
case of aspirated plosives in Polish-English bilinguals.