A Cognitive Perspective on Spatial Prepositions

Intertwining networks

ORCID logoMaria Brenda | University of Szczecin
ORCID logoJolanta Mazurkiewicz-Sokołowska | University of Szczecin
ISBN 9789027211576 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027257437 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022030411