Exploring Discourse Strategies in Social and Cognitive Interaction

Multimodal and cross-linguistic perspectives

| Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
| Universidad de Alcalá
ISBN 9789027256676 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267221 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume offers readers interested in Discourse Analysis and/or Socio-Cognitive models of language a closer view of the relationship between discourse, cognition and society by disclosing how the cognitive mechanisms of discourse processing depend on shared knowledge and situated cognition. An inter- and multidisciplinary approach is proposed that combines theories and methodologies coming from Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Multimodal Metaphor Theory, Critical Discourse Analysis, Narratology, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Appraisal Theory, together with the most recent developments of Socio-Cognitive Linguistics, for the analysis of real communicative events, which range from TV reality shows, commercials, digital stories or political debates, to technical texts, architectural memorials, newspapers and autobiographical narratives. Still, several key notions are recurrent in all contributions -embodiment, multimodality, conceptual integration, metaphor, and creativity- as the fundamental constituents of discourse processing. It is only through this wide-ranging epistemological and empirical approach that the complexity of discourse strategies in real contexts, i.e. human communication, can be fully comprehended, and that discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics can be brought closer together.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 262]  2016.  vi, 299 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Discourse, cognition and society
Manuela Romano and Maria Dolores Porto
Part I. Socio-cognitive approach to discourse
From butchers and surgeons to the linguistic method: On language and cognition as supraindividual phenomena
Enrique Bernárdez
Individual differences and in situ identity marking: Colloquial Belgian Dutch in the reality TV show "Expeditie Robinson”
Eline Zenner, Gitte Kristiansen and Dirk Geeraerts
The persuasive (and manipulative) power of metaphor in ‘austerity’ discourse: A corpus-based analysis of embodied and moral metaphors of austerity in the Portuguese press
Augusto Soares da Silva
Part II. Discourse strategies in multimodal communication
The construction of meaning in multimodal discourse: A digital story as a case study
Silvia Molina Plaza and Isabel Alonso Belmonte
Multimodal metaphor, narrativity and creativity in TV cosmetics ads
Laura Hidalgo-Downing, Maria-Ángeles Martínez and Blanca Kraljevic Mujic
Multimodal discourses of collective memory
Malgorzata Fabiszak
Part III. Cross-linguistic (English – Spanish) perspectives
Exploring specific differences: A cross-linguistic study of English and Spanish civil engineering metaphors
Ana Maria Roldan Riejos
The use of metaphor and evaluation as discourse strategies in pre-electoral debates: Just about winning votes
Mercedes Díez Prados
A text-world account of temporal world-building strategies in Spanish and English
Jane Lugea
Gesture structuring strategies in English and Spanish autobiographical narratives
Ana-Laura Rodríguez-Redondo
“Human beings—seamlessly mental, social, and cultural—deploy various strategies to construct meaning. This interesting book starts there, studies authentic participants actually communicating, and offers valuable applications of cognitive science within the fields of semiotics and discourse studies.”
“This book provides unprecedented coverage of a range of topics at the interface between discourse studies and cognitive linguistics. A wide range of research methods are covered in the various chapters, and there is some ground-breaking research in here. A must-read for researchers and students.”
“This book successfully explores a dynamic range of discourse strategies, demonstrating how real socio-cultural interactions affect discourse. Anyone interested in how discourse shapes society and cognition would find the contents in this volume advantageous to their learning.”
“The findings presented in this volume enable us to realize the cross-disciplinary interface of cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis and the relationships among discourse structures, cognitive structures and society. They can also help us understand the importance of shared knowledge and situated cognition. Therefore, this volume is a good reference for readers who are interested in discourse analysis, multimodality, evaluation and the socio-cognitive approach to language.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016005366 | Marc record