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Culture, Cognition, Discourse and Grammar

Cognitive Considerations on Formulaic Language


Edited By Bożena Duda, Robert Kiełtyka and Ewa Konieczna

This book is a collection of papers pertaining to some of the current problems of language description couched in terms of recent advances of the theory of Cognitive Linguistics. The analyses conducted by the authors examine the interrelation between culture, discourse, grammar and cognition, with a particular focus placed on the nature and role of formulaic language.

Idioms of money – Figurative use of lexis naming elements of equine harness in English and Polish – Prototypical stereotypes and stereotypical prototypes – Conceptualisation of a nation – Poland through the eyes of the British press in September 1939 – Anti-culture talk – Nature of prison slang – Body and Mind: Mentalistic conceptualizations in Poland and China – Symbolic pregnance of linguistic units – Interpretation of formulaic language by L2 speakers of English based on phonological coherence – Structure and meaning in formulaic language – Re-composing animal-based idiomatic expressions in English and Serbian – Non-standard grammar – Formulaic language – Meanings and functions of mental clauses in panel and blog discussions – Conceptual contradiction in thought and communication – Trigger warnings in a cultural-cognitive linguistic perspective – Formulaic thought and expression in linguistic politeness