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Journal Title: Review of Cognitive Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   10/1
Issue Title: Review of Cognitive Linguistics Vol. 10, No. 1 (2012)
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 239 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Optimizing the analysis of metaphor in discourse: How to make the most of qualitative software and find a good research design
Michael Kimmel
1–48

Throwing results: A corpus-based account of four Spanish verbs
Emma Skallman
49–89

The role of sound-symbolic forms in Motion event descriptions: The case of Japanese
Kiyoko Toratani
90–132

Acquiring verbs in Spanish: An evaluation of two proposals
Elisabet Serrat, Mònica Sanz-Torrent, Sara Feijóo, Silvia Maria Chireac and Joseph Hilferty
133–155

Metaphor-metonymies of joy and happiness in Greek: Towards an interdisciplinary perspective
Maria Theodoropoulou
156–183

The situated common-sense knowledge in FunGramKB
Carlos Periñán-Pascual
184–214

Interview with Antonio Barcelona
Joseph Hilferty
215–226

Book reviews

Benczes, Reka, Antonio Barcelona & Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (Eds.). (2011). Defining Metonymy in Cognitive Linguistics: Towards a Consensus View.
Reviewed by Olga Isabel Díez Velasco
227–232

Tabakowska, Elżbieta, Michał Choiński and Łukasz Wiraszka (Eds.). (2010). Cognitive Linguistics in Action. From Theory to Application and Back.
Reviewed by Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
233–239
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Pragmatics
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
Japanese
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 23.3124