Applying Cognitive Linguistics

Figurative language in use, constructions and typology

| University of Extremadura
| University of Extremadura
ISBN 9789027201539 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027263452 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
In recent years, Cognitive Linguistics (CL) has established itself not only as a solid theoretical approach but also as an important source from which different applications to other fields have emerged. In this volume we identify some of the current, most relevant topics in applied CL-oriented studies – analyses of figurative language (both metaphor and metonymy) in use, constructions and typology –, and present high-quality research papers that illustrate best practices in the research foci identified and their application to different fields including intercultural communication, the psychology of emotions, second and first language acquisition, discourse analysis and translation studies. It is also shown how different methodologies –the use of linguistic corpora, psycholinguistic experiments or discourse analytic procedures– can shed some light on the basic premises of CL as well as providing insights into how CL can be applied in real world contexts. Finally, all the studies included in the volume are based on empirical data and there are some analyses of languages other than English (Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Danish, German and Polish), thus overcoming the contentions that CL-theoretically-based research is often based on linguistic intuition and focused only on the English language.

We hope that the present volume will not only contribute to a better understanding of how CL can be applied but that it will also help to encourage, even further, more robust empirical research in this field.

Originally published as a special issue of Review of Cognitive Linguistics 14:1 (2016).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 99]  2018.  vi, 230 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Applying Cognitive Linguistics: Identifying some current research foci (figurative language in use, constructions and typology)
Ana M. Piquer-Píriz and Rafael Alejo-González
I. Figurative language in use
Overt and covert uses of metaphor in the academic mentoring in English of Spanish undergraduate students at five European universities
Fiona MacArthur
The interpretation of metonymy by Japanese learners of English
Jeannette Littlemore, Satomi Arizono and Alice May
Methodological triangulation in the study of emotion: The case of 'anger' in three language groups
Anna Ogarkova, Cristina Maria Soriano Salinas and Anna Gladkova
II. Constructing meaning in language (L1 and L2 acquisition)
On-line processing of verb-argument constructions: Visual recognition threshold and naming latency
Nick C. Ellis
The role of force dynamics and intentionality in the reconstruction of L2 verb meanings: A Danish-Spanish bidirectional study
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Teresa Cadierno and Alberto Hijazo-Gascón
Cross-linguistic influence in the interpretation of boundary-crossing events in L2 acquisition
Rosa Alonso Alonso
III Typology
Thinking for translating and intra-typological variation in satellite-framed languages
Wojciech Lewandowski and Jaume Mateu
Showing versus telling: Representing speech events in English and Spanish
Rosario Caballero
Subject index
“Overall, the present volume is are warding addition to applied cognitive linguistic research, quite likely to fulfill the hope expressed by Piquer-Píriz and Alejo- González in the editorial introduction, that it “will not only contribute to abetter understanding of how CL can be applied but that it will also help to encourage, even further, more robust empirical research in this field” (p.13). The perspectives this volume opens for further empirical research are indeed numerous and thought-provoking, both thematically and methodologically, with each of the included chapters pointing to more than one direction which calls for further investigation.”
“It is a valuable resource for both experienced professional researchers and students in different fields and will surely inspire and encourage further research studies, opening up new avenues for even more complex discussions and debates.”
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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