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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Linda  L. Thornburg
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Cognitive Linguistics
Selected Publications: 2009. Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar, with K. Panther and A. Barcelona. Benjamins.

2006. Studies in Contact Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert, with J. M. Fuller. P. Lang.

2003. Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing, with K. Panther. Benjamins.

Forthcoming. Emotion and desire in independent complement clauses: A case study from German, with K. Panther. In: Converging and Diverging Trends in Cognitive Linguistics. Benjamins.

Forthcoming. Antonymy in language structure and use, with K. Panther. In: Cognitive Linguistics Between Universality and Variation. Benjamins.

2009. Introduction: On figuration in grammar, with K. Panther. In: Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar, 1–44.
Aspect and metonymy in the French passé simple, with K. Panther. In: Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar, 177–195.
From syntactic coordination to conceptual modification: The case of the nice and Adj construction, with K. Panther. Constructions and Frames 1.1: 56–86.

2007. Metonymy, with K. Panther. In: Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics, 236–263. OUP.

2006. Metonymy and the way we speak, with K. Panther. In: The Metaphors of Sixty: Papers Presented on the Occasion of the 60th Birthday of Zoltán Kövecses, 183–195.
Editors’ foreword and introduction, with J. M. Fuller. In: Studies in Contact Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert, xi–xix.

2005. Inference in the construction of meaning: The role of conceptual metonymy, with K. Panther. In: Metonymy-Metaphor Collage, 37–57.
Motivation and convention in some speech act constructions: A cognitive-linguistic approach, with K. Panther. In: Reviewing Linguistic Thought: Converging Trends for the 21st Century, 53–76.

2004. The Role of Conceptual Metonymy in Meaning Construction, K. Panther. http://www.metaphorik.de.
Introduction: Metonymy Across Languages, with K. Panther. Jezikoslovlje 4.1: 5-9.

2003. Metonymy and Lexical Aspect in English and French, with K. Panther. Jezikoslovlje 4.1: 71-101.
Introduction: On the Nature of Conceptual Metonymy, with K. Panther. In: Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing, 1-20.
Metonymies as Natural Inference Schemas: The Case of Dependent Clauses as Independent Speech Acts, with K. Panther. In: Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing, 127-147.

2002. The Roles of Metaphor and
Metonymy in English -er Nominals, with
K. Panther. In: Metaphor and
Metonymy in Comparison and Contrast, 279-319.

2001. A Conceptual Analysis of English
-er Nominals, with K. Panther. In: Applied Cognitive Linguistics II: Language Pedagogy, 151-201.

2000. Why We Subject Incorporate (in
English): A Post-Whorfian View, with
K. Panther. In: Explorations in Linguistic Relativity, 319-343.
The Effect-for-Cause Metonymy in English Grammar, with K. Panther. In: Metaphor and Metonymy at the Crossroads, 215-231.

1999. The Potentiality-for-Actuality
Metonymy in English and Hungarian, with
K. Panther. In: Metonymy in Language and Thought, 333-357.
Coercion and Metonymy: The
Interaction of Constructional and
Lexical Meaning, with K. Panther. In: Cognitive Perspectives on Language, 37-52.

1998. A Cognitive Approach to
Inferencing in Conversation, with
K. Panther. Journal of Pragmatics 30: 755-769.

1997. Speech Act Metonymies, with
K. Panther. In: Discourse and Perspectives in Cognitive Linguistics, 205-219.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing
 Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar
 From Space to Time
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing
Dissertation Abstract: Syntactic Reanalysis in Early English
Academic Paper Abstract: Metonymies as Natural Inference and Activation Schemas: The Case of Dependent Clauses as Independent Speech Acts.



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