Elżbieta Tabakowska

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elżbieta Tabakowska plays a role.


Iconicity in Cognition and across Semiotic Systems

Edited by Sara Lenninger, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg and Elżbieta Tabakowska

[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 18] 2022. x, 411 pp.
Subjects Semiotics | Theoretical linguistics | Theoretical literature & literary studies

Insistent Images

Edited by Elżbieta Tabakowska, Christina Ljungberg and Olga Fischer

[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 5] 2007. xiii, 361 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Syntax


Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2022 Chapter 2. Diagrammatic iconicity and rendering time in a narrative text: Analogies and contrastsAnalogy and Contrast in Language: Perspectives from Cognitive Linguistics, Krawczak, Karolina, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and Marcin Grygiel (eds.), pp. 47–60 | Chapter
Like contrast and analogy, iconicity defined as correspondence of form and meaning stems from the ability of human mind to observe similarity between entities. When similarity is perceived and considered with reference to difference, it gives rise to analogy. In this sense, analogy and contrast… read more
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2022 Władysław Strzemiński’s theory of vision and Ronald Langacker’s theory of language: Iconic dimensions of visual perception and grammarIconicity in Cognition and across Semiotic Systems, Lenninger, Sara, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg and Elżbieta Tabakowska (eds.), pp. 155–172 | Chapter
The paper presents evidence in support of the claim that there are some obvious parallels between Ronald Langacker’s theory of grammar, with its emphasis on the role of imagery in language creation and use, and the theory of visual perception as proposed by the prominent Polish art historian and… read more
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2020 Levels of iconicity in classical and modern English-language haiku: An attempt at operationalizationOperationalizing Iconicity, Perniss, Pamela, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 153–166 | Chapter
This chapter analyzes haiku poems written in English, focusing on iconicity as a property of the genre, based on its formal and semantic restrictions. Iconic miming is argued to be an inherent aspect of poetics and Langacker’s theoretical concept of dimensions of imagery in his cognitive theory of… read more
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2017 Iconicity, ambiguity, interpretabilityDimensions of Iconicity, Zirker, Angelika, Matthias Bauer, Olga Fischer and Christina Ljungberg (eds.), pp. 321–330 | Chapter
The paper argues that diagrammatic iconicity can be used in discourse as a means to elicit “covert” meanings of expressions, by evoking associations with other expressions that differ in meaning but are built according to the same structural schemas. The more strongly entrenched the expression thus… read more
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2014 Chapter 7. Point of view in translation: Lewis Carroll’s Alice in grammatical wonderlandsCognitive Grammar in Literature, Harrison, Chloe, Louise Nuttall, Peter Stockwell and Wenjuan Yuan (eds.), pp. 101–116 | Article
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2009 IconicityGrammar, Meaning and Pragmatics, Brisard, Frank, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 129–145 | Article
Ljungberg, Christina and Elżbieta Tabakowska 2007 Introduction: Insistent ImagesInsistent Images, Tabakowska, Elżbieta, Christina Ljungberg and Olga Fischer (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Miscellaneous
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2005 Iconicity as a function of point of viewOutside-In — Inside-Out, Maeder, Costantino, Olga Fischer and William J. Herlofsky (eds.), pp. 375–387 | Article
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2003 Iconicity and literary translationFrom Sign to Signing, Müller, Wolfgang G. and Olga Fischer, pp. 361–376 | Article
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2003 Space and time in Polish: The preposition za and the verbal prefix za-Motivation in Language: Studies in honor of Günter Radden, Cuyckens, Hubert, Thomas Berg, René Dirven † and Klaus-Uwe Panther (eds.), pp. 153–177 | Article
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2003 IconicityHandbook of Pragmatics: 2001 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–17 | Article
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2000 Grammar and the cult of the virgin: A case study of Polish religious discourseEvidence for Linguistic Relativity, Niemeier, Susanne and René Dirven † (eds.), pp. 223 ff. | Article
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 2000 Is (Cognitive) Linguistics of any Use for (Litary) Translation?Tapping and Mapping the Processes of Translation and Interpreting: Outlooks on empirical research, Tirkkonen-Condit, Sonja and Riitta Jääskeläinen (eds.), pp. 83 ff. | Article
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 1999 Linguistic Expression of Perceptual Relationships: Iconicity as a Principle of Text Organization (A Case Study)Form Miming Meaning, Nänny, Max and Olga Fischer (eds.), pp. 409 ff. | Article
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 1997 Translating a Poem, from a Linguistic PerspectiveTarget 9:1, pp. 25–41 | Article
To bridge the unfortunate gap between "literature" and "language", literary critics, including critics of translation, should make use of what linguists have to say about language. Out of modern linguistic theories, Cognitive Linguistics seems particularly promising. On the basis of Robert Frost's… read more
Tabakowska, Elżbieta 1997 Conceptualization: conditionals as an instance of figure/ground alignmentOn Conditionals Again, Athanasiadou, Angeliki and René Dirven † (eds.), pp. 273 ff. | Article
The paper is a contribution to the ongoing discussion on the requirements that dictionaries should meet in order to satisfy the needs of language learners and translators. The shortcomings of some standard dictionaries are discussed in reference to one particular item: the modal qualifier surely… read more