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Shared schemas for English and Polish prepositions. The case of for and its Polish equivalents
Shared schemas for English and Polish prepositions. The case of for and its Polish equivalents

Author(s): Katarzyna Rudkiewicz
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: trajecto; landmark; path schema; conceptualization; metaphorical extension
Summary/Abstract: Equipping a linguist with effective analytical tools for contrastive analyses, cognitive methodologies provide access to subtle details of schematic representations in the languages compared, facilitating a deeper insight into the structures of languages at the conceptualization level. This paper presents a cognitive perspective on the contrastive analysis, conducted in the vein of Langacker’s Cognitive Grammar as well as Lakoff and Johnson’s Conceptual Metaphor Theory, and what follows, its contribution to a more multifaceted description of the English preposition for and some of its Polish equivalents. The cognitive analysis allows for identifying the path schema and its distinct elements as the most abstract schema that structures the semantic content of for and, being the tertium comparationis, sanctions the choice of its specific Polish equivalents.

  • Page Range: 41-56
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English