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Empirical Approaches to Cognitive Linguistics

Analyzing Real-Life Data

Editor(s): Milla Luodonpää-Manni, Esa Penttilä, Johanna Viimaranta
Contributors: Jukka Mäkisalo, Milla Luodonpää-Manni, Marjatta Lehtinen, Veronika Laippala, Jenna Kanerva, Juha Mulli,
Subject: Linguistics

Book Description

This collection takes a cognitive linguistic view on analyzing language and presents innovative contemporary Finnish research to the international audience. The volume brings together nine chapters presenting empirical case studies that rely on various kinds of corpus data and experimental data or combine both types of empirical evidence. The topics vary from semantics to grammatical description, from terminological choices to language acquisition, and they study language from perspectives as diverse as psycholinguistics, comparative linguistics, and translation studies.

A multi-methodological approach to linguistic research is promoted in this book. The idea is that language in all its diversity can best be studied by using the entire spectrum of modern quantitative and qualitative methods. It will appeal to academic readers, students, and established researchers, interested in the study of authentic linguistic material especially from the cognitive perspective.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7325-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7325-X
Date of Publication: 01/05/2017
Pages / Size: 350 / A5
Price: £68.99


Milla Luodonpää-Manni is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turku, Finland. She was educated at the same university, where she completed her PhD in French studies in 2016. Dr Luodonpää-Manni is interested in cognitive semantics, cognitive metaphor theories, academic discourse, scientific terminology, and metatheory of science. She is also actively involved in a multidisciplinary research project, Whose welfare society?, that investigates the attitudes towards some minority groups, such as immigrants, and the position they have in society.

Esa Penttilä is a Lecturer in English language and translation at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Finland. He received his PhD in English at the University of Joensuu in 2006. His interests extend to various areas of language and cognition including idiomaticity, figurative language, crosslinguistic research, natural translation, and the interdisciplinary approach to linguistics and translation studies.

Johanna Viimaranta is Professor of Russian language at the Department of Russian Studies in the School of Languages and Translation Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. She received her PhD in Russian language and literature at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2006. Her interests include qualitative linguistic methodology in Slavic studies, comparative linguistics and cognitive linguistics. Her recent work concerns verbal prefixes, onomatopoeic interjections and case systems.