A Cognitive Perspective on Spatial Prepositions

Intertwining networks

ORCID logoMaria Brenda | University of Szczecin
ORCID logoJolanta Mazurkiewicz-Sokołowska | University of Szczecin
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A Cognitive Perspective on Spatial Prepositions: Intertwining networks is devoted to the issue of the relation between language and thought approached from the perspective of spatial relations encoded by four equivalent spatial prepositions – English to, German zu, Polish do and Russian к. Regarding these prepositions as path-prepositions, the authors show that the prepositional semantic structures are conceptually grounded in the PATH and the MOTION-EVENT frames and explain that prepositional senses emerge as a result of the PATH image schema transformations and metaphorical mappings related to the EVENT STRUCTURE metaphor. Based on their findings, the authors show how senso-motoric functioning, life experience, individual knowledge, imagery and different ways in which people conceptualize the world influence the relation between language and conceptualization.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 74] 2022.  xiii, 242 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Brenda, Maria
2023. Elaboration sites and prepositional meaning construction in English and Polish. Research in Language 21:2  pp. 117 ff. DOI logo
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2023. Schémas de perception de la préposition locative sur  : vers une description visant un invariant sémantique. Langue française N° 220:4  pp. 9 ff. DOI logo
Mazurkiewicz-Sokołowska, Jolanta
2023. Versuch einer Reaktivierung des semantischen Netzwerks als Werkzeug zur Ermittlung der kognitiven Mechanismen bei der Bedeutungsbildung am Beispiel der Präposition an. Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 53:1  pp. 121 ff. DOI logo
Mazurkiewicz-Sokołowska, Jolanta
2023. The interface of real world, lexicalization and conceptualization on the example of the Contact Sense of the German preposition an (on, at) and its Polish Spanish and English counterparts. Research in Language 21:1  pp. 89 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN016000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022030411