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Title: Cognitive Poetics
Subtitle: Goals, Gains and Gaps
Edited By: Geert Brône
Jeroen Vandaele
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110205602-1
Series Title: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 10

This volume offers a state-of-the-art collection of studies in the rapidly
growing interdisciplinary field of cognitive poetics. In coupling cognitive
linguistics and poetics, cognitive poeticians aim to offer cognitive
readings of literary texts. By bringing together key players and critics in
a setting of interdisciplinary dialogue, this volume captures the goals,
gains and gaps of this emerging field.

From the contents:

Cognitive poetics. A critical introduction: Jeroen Vandaele and Geert Brône
- Text worlds: Elena Semino - The way in which text worlds are furnished:
response to Elena Semino’s “Text Worlds”: Shweta Narayan - Cognitive
approaches to narrative analysis: David Herman - Situating cognitive
approaches to narrative analysis (commentary to Herman): Peter Stockwell -
Reflections on a cognitive stylistic approach to characterization: Jonathan
Culpeper - Comments on Culpeper: Uri Margolin - Minding. feeling, form, and
meaning in the creation of poetic iconicity: Margaret H. Freeman - From
linguistic form to conceptual structure in five steps. Analyzing metaphor
in poetry: Gerard Steen - Common foundations of metaphor and iconicity
(commentary to Freeman and Steen): Ming-Yu Tseng - Metaphor and
figure-ground relationship. Comparisons from poetry, music, and the visual
arts: Reuven Tsur - Hiding in plain sight. Figure-ground reversals in
humour (commentary to Tsur): Tony Veale - Deconstructing verbal humour with
Construction Grammar: Eleni Antonopoulou and Kiki Nikiforidou - A
commentary on Antonopoulou and Nikiforidou: Salvatore Attardo - Judging
distances. Mental spaces, distance, and viewpoint in literary discourse:
Barbara Dancygier and Lieven Vandelanotte - The event that built a
distanced space (commentary to Dancygier and Vandelanotte): Jeroen Vandaele
- Discourse, context, and cognition (rebuttal to Vandaele): Barbara
Dancygier and Lieven Vandelanotte - Does an “ironic situation” favor an
ironic interpretation?: Rachel Giora, Ofer Fein, Ronie Kaufman, Dana
Eisenberg, and Shani Erez - Commentary on ‘Does an ironic situation favour
an ironic interpretation?’: Albert Katz - A reply to Albert Katz’s
commentary: Rachel Giora, Ofer Fein, Ronie Kaufman, Dana Eisenberg, and
Shani Erez - Commentary on Giora et al. – from a philosophical viewpoint:
Edmond Wright - A reply to Edmond Wright’s commentary: Rachel Giora, Ofer
Fein, Ronie Kaufman, Dana Eisenberg, and Shani Erez - How cognitive is
cognitive poetics? Adding a symbolic approach to the embodied one: Max
Louwerse and Willie Van Peer - Incorporated but not embodied? (commentary
to Louwerse and Van Peer): Dirk Geeraerts - Incorporated means symbolic and
embodied (rebuttal to Geeraerts): Max Louwerse and Willie Van Peer -
Epilogue. How (not) to advance toward the narrative mind: Meir Sternberg

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110213379
Pages: 560
Prices: U.S. $ 165.00
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