Maria Brenda

List of John Benjamins publications for which Maria Brenda plays a role.


A Cognitive Perspective on Spatial Prepositions: Intertwining networks

Maria Brenda and Jolanta Mazurkiewicz-Sokołowska

[Human Cognitive Processing, 74] 2022. xiii, 242 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Semantics | Theoretical linguistics


The present paper is an analysis of the semantic structure of the complex spatial preposition next to. Theoretical concepts of the cognitive framework promote a deep understanding of spatial relations and their metaphorical transfers encoded by individual prepositional senses. Assuming the… read more
The present study investigates the semantic structure of the word near assuming that its distinct senses form a semantic network with a prototypical spatial sense at the center and various extended senses at different distances away from the prototype. In order to explain the extensions of near,… read more