Date: 12-Oct-2010 From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com> Subject: Cognitive Linguistics in Action: Tabakowska, Choiński, Wiraszka E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Cognitive Linguistics in Action
Subtitle: From Theory to Application and Back
Series Title: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 14
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Editor: Elżbieta Tabakowska
Editor: Michał Choiński
Editor: Łukasz Wiraszka
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110226096 Pages: 411 Price: Europe EURO 118.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110205817 Pages: 411 Price: Europe EURO 118.00
In view of the considerable number of recent publications devoted to various applications of Cognitive Linguistics, the book focuses on fields that have not been extensively dealt with within the CL framework. The book gathers presentations that deal with fields of application as defined in the introduction to the first volume in the ACL series (Kristiansen et al 2006).
The articles in the first section ("From loop to cycle") are defining papers written by eminent scholars whose position within the field of CL has been firmly established. They touch upon issues of continuing relevance to the discipline and introduce thematic areas covered in the next four sections of the volume.
Papers in these sections are mainly written by young scholars, whose research illustrates various ways to implement the cycle through different forms of contextualization, either presenting descriptive applications that lead to theoretical amendments or widening the field of possible applications, often interdisciplinary, e.g. to theological or metaphysical discourse. Frequently, section papers provide illustration for the empirical turn in Cognitive Linguistics, demonstrating the ways in which application of theory to new data using new methodologies leads to refinement, development or modification of the theoretical framework.
The book is of relevance to students of (applied) linguistics, interested or specializing in language acquisition and pedagogy, intercultural communication, literary and translation studies, as well as to academics and students representing cognate disciplines.