Review of Cognitive Linguistics | Published under the auspices of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association

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The Review of Cognitive Linguistics (published under the auspices of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association) offers an international forum for the publication of original high-quality research from a cognitive perspective in all areas of linguistic conceptualization and communication.

Fruitful debate is encouraged with neighboring academic disciplines as well as with other approaches to language study, particularly functionally-oriented ones.

Volumes 1–7 (2003–2009) were published under the title Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics.

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As of volume 8 (2010) Review of Cognitive Linguistics is the continuation of the Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics.
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Latest articles

2 April 2024

  • Possessive construction in the Kurdish language : A cognitive perspective
    Masoud Dehghan , Hossein Davari Ebrahim Badakhshan
  • A. Hijazo-Gascón . 2021. Moving across languages: Motion events in Spanish as a second language
    Reviewed by Rosa Alonso Alonso | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 296–300
  • S. Peña-Cervel F. J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez . 2022. Figuring out figuration: A cognitive linguistic account
    Reviewed by Dana Kratochvílová | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 289–295
  • 27 February 2024

  • Vete a freír cristales : The interplay of convention and innovation in a constructional idiom of rejection in Spanish
    Pedro Ivorra Ordines Belén López Meirama
  • Subjectification and conativity : Origins and development of the verbal construction tratar deinfinitive
    Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta Mar Garachana Camarero
  • 19 February 2024

  • The semantics of the polysemic Amharic word fit ‘face’ : For a new perspective in the cross-linguistic study of body-part terms
    Sérgio N. Menete Guiying Jiang
  • 13 February 2024

  • RA-marking, delimitation, and TA-headed directional PPs in Persian
    Farhad Moezzipour Neda Moezzipour
  • 2 February 2024

  • Contrasting the semantics of prepositions through a cognitive linguistic approach : The case of English on, Italian su, and Russian na
    Marika Kalyuga Sofya Yunusova
  • 23 January 2024

  • DOG and CAT proverbs : Cognitive operations and cultural constraints
    Huei-ling Lai Hsiao-Ling Hsu
  • The semantic access mechanism of L3 Spanish words : Evidence from a cross-linguistic priming effect by Chinese native speakers
    Ting Wang Jingyun Yang
  • 14 December 2023

  • Conventional metaphors in English as a lingua franca : An analysis of speech metaphors in three academic seminars
    Rafael Alejo-González
  • 12 December 2023

  • Conceptualizing achromaticity : The semantics of Finnish basic colour term harmaa (‘grey’)
    Veera Hatakka
  • 27 November 2023

  • Reflections on the study of language : An interview with Robert D. Van Valin, Jr.
    Delia Bentley Kiyoko Toratani | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 576–595
  • 9 November 2023

  • Zero-sum or Win-win Game? Comparative studies on sports/game metaphors and ideological framing in economic news on Sino, EU and US trade disputes
    Dongman Cai
  • Metaphor as a key tool in personal development discourse : An extended conceptual metaphor theory approach to the study of Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The new psychology of success
    Yvan Rudhel Megaptche Megaptche Iarimalala Jenny Ramanantsoa
  • 19 October 2023

  • Evidential propositions as situational scenarios : From semantic structure to meaning construction
    Ghsoon Reda
  • 16 October 2023

  • K.-U. Panther . 2022. Introduction to cognitive pragmatics
    Reviewed by Ting-Ting Christina Hsu , Li-Chi Chen Michał Janowski | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 602–612
  • 22 September 2023

  • The COVID-19 pandemic and changing meanings of flatten the curve : A cognitive semantic approach
    Ji-in Kang Iksoo Kwon
  • 15 September 2023

  • The Spanish subjunctive and grounding : A cognitive approach to the cante paradigm
    Dana Kratochvílová
  • The physics of time : How visual entropy cues influence spatial conceptions of time
    Renqiang Wang , Heng Li Bo Yang
  • 11 July 2023

  • A mental spaces analysis of religious identity discourse
    Charles M. Mueller , Peter Richardson Stephen Pihlaja
  • 27 June 2023

  • Cuanto(s) más datos, (tanto) mejor : A corpus-based study of the Spanish comparative correlative construction
    Jakob Horsch | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 204–257
  • 23 June 2023

  • The polysemy of the Japanese temperature adjective atsui : A behavioral profile analysis
    Haitao Wang , Toshiyuki Kanamaru Ke Li
  • 6 June 2023

  • Hydro-political power of the Nile : A cognitive-linguistic analysis of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Egyptian–Ethiopian discourse
    Reham El Shazly May Samir El Falaky | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 1–35
  • Capturing meaningful generalizations at varying degrees of resolution : The case of the family of ser muy de-PP constructions in present-day Spanish
    Francisco Gonzálvez-García | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 151–203
  • 30 May 2023

  • The competition between noun-verb conversion and -ize derivation : Contrastive analyses of two productive English verb-formation processes
    Heike Baeskow | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 258–288
  • What foreign language learners make of grammatical descriptions depends on description type, proficiency, and context
    Daniel Jach | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 36–69
  • 26 May 2023

  • Gradience in iconicity : Evidence from total reduplicative constructions in Nigerian Pidgin
    Nancy Chiagolum Odiegwu Jesús Romero-Trillo | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 124–150
  • 23 May 2023

  • A case for metonymic synesthesia : Describing olfactory stimuli in terms of taste adjectives in German
    Máté Tóth | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 70–99
  • 10 May 2023

  • Culture in a radically usage-based model of language change, with special reference to constructional attrition
    Dirk Noël | RCL 22:1 (2024) pp. 100–123
  • Paradigms as second-order schemas in English noun-participle compounding
    Hongwei Zhan , Sihong Huang Lei Sun | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 542–575
  • 20 April 2023

  • P. Peréz Sobrino J. Littlemore Ford . 2021. Unpacking creativity. The power of figurative communication in advertising
    Reviewed by Jana Pelclová | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 596–601
  • 4 April 2023

  • Collostructional analysis on Chinese modal verb construction neng bu neng + VP
    Weijia Shan Zhengjun Lin | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 351–376
  • 3 April 2023

  • The semantic mapping of the German spatial preposition JENSEITS
    Franka Kermer | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 515–541
  • 27 March 2023

  • Top-down and bottom-up approaches to teaching English verb-particle constructions : Construction-based and metaphor-based instruction
    Min-Chang Sung | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 486–514
  • 14 March 2023

  • Separation events in Mandarin, Russian and Korean : A crosslinguistic event-categorization study
    Jing Du , Fuyin Thomas Li , Yanlei Ge Jinkai Zhang | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 377–410
  • 2 March 2023

  • An onomasiological competition : A view from sociocultural perspective
    Vladimir Glebkin | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 331–350
  • Move in a crowd : Social crowding and metaphorical perspectives on the movement of events in time
    Heng Li Yu Cao | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 469–485
  • From a war of defense to conventional wars : Military metaphors for COVID-19 containment in Chinese documentaries
    Ping Tang Yi Sun | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 444–468
  • 24 February 2023

  • economy is human : A corpus-based comparative study in English and Chinese economic media discourse
    Yuting Xu , Terry Royce Chunyu Hu | RCL 21:2 (2023) pp. 411–443
  • 14 February 2023

  • Exploring diachronic salience of emotion metaphors : A contrastive study of happiness metaphors in Classical Malay and Indonesian
    Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg I Made Rajeg | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 229–265
  • A cognitive analysis on Spanish differential object marking based on a modified model of the Transitivity Hypothesis
    Sunghye Yang | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 293–316
  • 10 February 2023

  • J. Lin . 2019. Encoding motion events in Mandarin Chinese. A cognitive functional study
    Reviewed by Na Liu Fuyin Thomas Li | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 323–330
  • 6 February 2023

  • Meaning extensions of internet memes : A case study of the ‘If 2020 was a(n) X’ meme
    Ji-in Kang , Hanbeom Jung , A Young Kwon Iksoo Kwon | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 178–209
  • 2 February 2023

  • L2 English learners’ verb lexicalization of motion events : Effects of proficiency and salience of manner
    Jeeyoung Jeon Min-Chang Sung | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 266–292
  • A multidimensional approach to echoing : Categories, uses, and types
    Inés Lozano-Palacio | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 210–228
  • Silva H. Ladewig . 2020. Integrating gestures: The dimension of multimodality in Cognitive Grammar
    Reviewed by Zhibin Peng Muhammad Afzaal | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 317–322
  • 31 January 2023

  • Evolution is an arc along a timeline : Metaphors embodied in teachers’ gesture support abstract conceptualization and academic lexicon acquisition at primary school
    Cecilia Andorno | RCL 21:1 (2023) p. 9
  • Fostering the learning of the Russian motion verbs system in Italian-speaking students : An experimental study inspired by embodied approaches to language teaching
    Elena Comisso Paolo Della Putta | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 64–85
  • Bodily engagement in the learning and teaching of grammar : On the effects of different embodied practices on the acquisition of German modal verbs
    Ferran Suñer , Jörg Roche Liesbeth Van Vossel | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 35–63
  • Using the body to activate the brain : Research trends and issues
    Paolo Della Putta Ferran Suñer | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 1–8
  • 30 January 2023

  • The proper names ‘Assad’, ‘ISIL’, ‘ISIS’, ‘Daesh’ and ‘European’ as metonymic blends in political discourse
    Tatiana Golubeva | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 115–139
  • The role of metonymy in naming : If longhair then apple tree and teacher
    Petr Kos | RCL 21:1 (2023) p. 86
  • The Factive, IHRC, and Cleft constructions in Korean
    Chongwon Park Jaehoon Yeon | RCL 21:1 (2023) pp. 140–177
  • 8 December 2022

  • Ideological and explanatory uses of the COVID-19 as a war metaphor in science
    Anaïs Augé | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 412–437
  • The convergence and divergence of extension and intension on semantic change : Evidence from Chinese
    Jing Du Fuyin Thomas Li | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 438–475
  • Linguistic picture of woman in French and Serbian
    Jovana Marčeta | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 384–411
  • Conceptual metaphor in trading card games : The case of Yu-Gi-Oh!
    Žolt Papišta | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 504–529
  • Anti-Muslim semantic framing by politicians, Facebook groups, and violent extremists
    Karen Sullivan | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 476–503
  • From usage patterns to meaning construction : Evidence from ear and eye figurative constructions
    Paraskevi Thomou Marilena Koutoulaki | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 305–329
  • Antonym order in English and Chinese coordinate structures : A multifactorial analysis
    Shuqiong Wu Jie Zhang | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 530–557
  • Cross-cultural differences in mental representations of diagonal time lines : Evidence from English and Arabic speakers
    Wenxing Yang , Jiaqi Dong , Ruidan Bi , Jian Gu Xueqin Feng | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 357–383
  • Chinese adverbs : A Cognitive Grammar exploration
    Yi Zhang | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 330–356
  • L. Pérez-Hernández . 2021. Speech acts in English: From research to instruction and textbook development
    Reviewed by Klaus-Uwe Panther | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 567–573
  • H. Diessel . 2019. The grammar network: How linguistic structure is shaped by language use
    Reviewed by Feng Xu | RCL 20:2 (2022) pp. 558–566
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