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Bondarenko, Evgenia. 2009. The 'time model' as an instrument for analyzing the dual nature of time expressed in language and discourse. Issues in Cognitive Linguistics 6 (3) : 59–65. 7 pp.
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The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association


The dual character of way humans perceive the world (i.e. the objective vs. the subjective aspects) is inevitably reflected in the expression of time as a basic category of such a worldview. Time in relation to physical objects and time in relation to the speaker have different features. This paper suggests a dual cognitive linguistic model in order to investigate the above types of the TIME concept: on the one hand, TIME as a concept, a category, a conceptual interframe network, a complex image, and on the other hand, as a mental space verbalized in language and discourse.