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Aspects of Cognitive Ethnolinguistics Aspects of Cognitive Ethnolinguistics
Jerzy Bartmiński
Edited by: Jörg Zinken
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The book provides an introduction into a highly developed, coherent, and extensively tested cognitive linguistic approach to lexical semantics, which is not currently accessible to readers of English. This makes the book important to researchers and students in lexical semantics, in Cognitive Linguistics and beyond. It also strengthens the Cognitive Linguistics enterprise in general, by showing that the main tenets of this approach are not an incidental historical development in a particular corner of the world, but rather are arrived at by scholars working in hugely different contexts independently of each other. The book therefore has an appeal to all researchers in Cognitive Linguistics. Furthermore, the book constitutes a contribution to the intellectual exchange between international academic discourses that mostly develop independently of each other – an exchange that has often provided major impetus for scientific development, as illustrated by the influence of the belated translations of works by Bakhtin, Lotman, Vygotsky, and Luria, among others.

1. The Ethnolinguistic School of Lublin and Anglo-American Cognitive Linguistics
(Jörg Zinken)
2. What is Cognitive Ethnolinguistics?
3. Linguistic Worldview and How to Reconstruct it
4. Values as the Foundation of Linguistic Worldview
5. The Stereotypes as an Object of Linguistic Description
6. The ‘Cognitive Definition’ in the Description of Stereotypes
7. Viewpoint, Perspective, and Linguistic Worldview
8. Profiling and the Subject-Oriented Interpretation of the World
9. The Subject’s Viewpoint(s) in Language, Text and Discourse
10. The Stereotype of the Sun in Folk Polish
11. The Polish Stereotype of MOTHER: Towards a Cognitive Definition
12. The Polish DOM (House/Home) in its Physical, Social and Cultural Aspects
13. The Polish OJCZYZNA (Homeland): Its Base Stereotype and Ideological Profiles
14. Changes in the Polish Stereotype of ‘a German’
15. Prawica ‘Right Wing’ and Lewica ‘Left Wing’: Profiles in Contemporary Discourse
16. Varieties of Fate: The Polish Los and Dola; the Russian Sud’ba
17. The Conception of the Linguistic Worldview in Slavic Comparative Research

'This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students in lexical semantics, discourse and intercultural communication. In this book, the English-language audience interested in cognitive linguistic approaches and semantics in general will find valuable information regarding Slavic data and the development of Slavic semantic thought. The case studies presented in the book can certainly serve as a great inspiration for future cross-cultural semantic analyses.'
Studies in Language

'The book presents a condensed but very detailed and highly informative description of the main tenets at the core of cognitive ethnolinguistics. [It] is a much welcome contribution to (English-reading) academia, and it will be of particular interest for scholars working in the diverse fields of cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics and intercultural semantics/communication.'
Linguist List
23.3940, September 2012

'After reading Bartminski's book, it will be difficult to go along the traditional, trodden paths, as if nothing would have happened. Let us then change our way of doing linguistics or, better, let us get back the good old traditions in their new form. And let us thank the translator, the editor and the publisher for making this excellent collection accessible to all cognitive linguists.'
Enrique Bernardez, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Review of Cognitive Linguistics, 8:2 (December 2010)

ISBN-13 (Hardback)9781845533427
Price (Hardback)£60.00/$120.00
ISBN-13 (Paperback)9781845539702
Price (Paperback)£19.99/$35.00
Publication DateOctober 2009
Size244 x 169mm

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