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Language, Heart, and Mind

Studies at the intersection of emotion and cognition


Edited By Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Valeria Monello and Marco Venuti

A major premise of this book is that language use is critically conditioned by affective content and cognitive factors rather than being a case of objective computation and manipulation of structures. The 21 chapters of this book deals with how language interacts with emotion, and with mind and cognition, from both intralingual and cross-linguistic perspectives. The second major focus is the theoretical framework, best-suited for research relationships between language, cognition, and emotion as well as the effect that emotion has on the conceptualizer who constructs meanings based on language stimuli. Furthermore, the authors investigate how emotion and rational projections of events interact and what their consequences are in the conceptual world, media discourse, and translation.

Prof. Dr habil. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk is the head of the Department of Research in Language and Communication, State University of Applied Sciences in Konin. Her research focuses on cognitive semantics and pragmatics of language contrasts, corpus linguistics, and their applications in translation studies, lexicography, and online discourse analysis.

Dr. Valeria Monello is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Catania, Italy. Her main research themes include translation, media, and gender studies.

Dr. Marco Venuti is a tenured lecturer at the University of Catania, Italy. His research focuses on corpus-assisted analyses of political discourse, news discourse, and more recently social media.