List of John Benjamins publications for which Johan Blomberg plays a role.
Norms of language: What kinds and where from? Insights from phenomenology. Normativity in Language and Linguistics, Mäkilähde, Aleksi, Ville Leppänen and Esa Itkonen (eds.), pp. 69–1022019.
After decades dominated by a focus on the “individual speaker” and the “mind/brain” in both generative and cognitive linguistics, recent years have reinstated an older view on language as primarily social, i.e. as taking place between people more than within them. Within such a social conception of… read more | Chapter
Children’s use of gesture and action with static and dynamic verbs. Verbal and gestural expression of motion and spatial events / L’expression verbale et gestuelle du mouvement et de l’espace: New evidence from different age groups and linguistic environments / nouveaux arguments en provenance de différents groupes d’âge et de différents environnements linguistiques, Fibigerová, Kateřina, Jean-Marc Colletta and Michèle Guidetti (eds.), pp. 22–392018.
The present study investigates the use of gestures by 18-, 24- and 30-month-old Swedish children, as well as their practical actions in coordination with verbs. Previous research on connections between children’s verbs and gestures has mainly focused only on iconic gestures and action verbs. We… read more | Article
Chapter 7. Non-actual motion in language and experience. Motion and Space across Languages: Theory and applications, Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Iraide (ed.), pp. 205–2282017.
Dynamic descriptions of static situations, e.g. The road goes through the forest, have attracted a lot of attention in semantics. In cognitive linguistics, terms such as “fictive motion” and “subjective motion” are often used to describe such sentences. While these terms are taken to be largely… read more | Chapter
Metaphor and subjective experience: A study of motion-emotion metaphors in English, Swedish, Bulgarian, and Thai. Moving Ourselves, Moving Others: Motion and emotion in intersubjectivity, consciousness and language, Foolen, Ad, Ulrike M. Lüdtke, Timothy P. Racine and Jordan Zlatev (eds.), pp. 423–4502012.
The concepts (or “domains”) of motion and emotion are closely related in both language and experience. This is shown by the presence of many metaphorical expressions (e.g. ‘my heart dropped’) across languages denoting affective processes on the basis of expressions originally denoting physical… read more | Article