Exploring Discourse Strategies in Social and Cognitive Interaction

Multimodal and cross-linguistic perspectives

ORCID logoManuela Romano | Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
ORCID logoMaria Dolores Porto | Universidad de Alcalá
ISBN 9789027256676 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267221 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This volume offers readers interested in Discourse Analysis and/or Socio-Cognitive models of language a closer view of the relationship between discourse, cognition and society by disclosing how the cognitive mechanisms of discourse processing depend on shared knowledge and situated cognition. An inter- and multidisciplinary approach is proposed that combines theories and methodologies coming from Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Multimodal Metaphor Theory, Critical Discourse Analysis, Narratology, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Appraisal Theory, together with the most recent developments of Socio-Cognitive Linguistics, for the analysis of real communicative events, which range from TV reality shows, commercials, digital stories or political debates, to technical texts, architectural memorials, newspapers and autobiographical narratives. Still, several key notions are recurrent in all contributions -embodiment, multimodality, conceptual integration, metaphor, and creativity- as the fundamental constituents of discourse processing. It is only through this wide-ranging epistemological and empirical approach that the complexity of discourse strategies in real contexts, i.e. human communication, can be fully comprehended, and that discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics can be brought closer together.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 262] 2016.  vi, 299 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Human beings—seamlessly mental, social, and cultural—deploy various strategies to construct meaning. This interesting book starts there, studies authentic participants actually communicating, and offers valuable applications of cognitive science within the fields of semiotics and discourse studies.”
“This book provides unprecedented coverage of a range of topics at the interface between discourse studies and cognitive linguistics. A wide range of research methods are covered in the various chapters, and there is some ground-breaking research in here. A must-read for researchers and students.”
“This book successfully explores a dynamic range of discourse strategies, demonstrating how real socio-cultural interactions affect discourse. Anyone interested in how discourse shapes society and cognition would find the contents in this volume advantageous to their learning.”
“The findings presented in this volume enable us to realize the cross-disciplinary interface of cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis and the relationships among discourse structures, cognitive structures and society. They can also help us understand the importance of shared knowledge and situated cognition. Therefore, this volume is a good reference for readers who are interested in discourse analysis, multimodality, evaluation and the socio-cognitive approach to language.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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