Angeliki Athanasiadou

List of John Benjamins publications for which Angeliki Athanasiadou plays a role.

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Studies in Figurative Thought and Language

Edited by Angeliki Athanasiadou

[Human Cognitive Processing, 56] 2017. x, 327 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Pragmatics | Theoretical linguistics

Irony in Language Use and Communication

Edited by Angeliki Athanasiadou and Herbert L. Colston

[Figurative Thought and Language, 1] 2017. x, 282 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Communication Studies | Humor studies | Philosophy | Pragmatics | Psycholinguistics

Emotions across Languages and Cultures

Edited by Angeliki Athanasiadou and Ad Foolen

Special issue of International Journal of Language and Culture 4:1 (2017) v, 119 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Communication Studies | Pragmatics

On Conditionals Again

Edited by Angeliki Athanasiadou and René Dirven †

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 143] 1997. viii, 418 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Athanasiadou, Angeliki 2020 Intensification via figurative languageFigurative Meaning Construction in Thought and Language, Baicchi, Annalisa (ed.), pp. 91–106 | Chapter
Figurative language, generally speaking, involves intended meaning; it is employed in order to communicate something beyond the very meaning of the elements of a construction. This is largely accomplished by the incongruence of domains, scripts, frames or entities that participate in the… read more
Kefalidou, Sophia and Angeliki Athanasiadou 2019 APO X, Y: A discourse topicalization construction within Greek TwitterCorpus Approaches to Language, Thought and Communication, Lu, Wei-lun, Naděžda Kudrnáčová and Laura A. Janda (eds.), pp. 187–218 | Article
The paper accounts for the Greek discourse topicalization construction APO X, Y and the sarcastic and humorous effects that arise in the context of Twitter exchanges. Our analysis is based on the analytical tools of the Lexical Constructional Model (henceforth LCM) as formulated in Ruiz de… read more
Athanasiadou, Angeliki 2017 Chapter 6. If-clauses and their figurative basisStudies in Figurative Thought and Language, Athanasiadou, Angeliki (ed.), pp. 152–175 | Chapter
The objective of the chapter is to demonstrate that the cognitive processes of metaphor and metonymy may determine the form of grammatical constructions and may be responsible for the elaboration of their meaning. The positions that constitute the framework in the chapter are: (a)… read more
Athanasiadou, Angeliki 2017 Pride: Metaphors and metonymies for the expression of a “deadly sin”Emotions across Languages and Cultures, Athanasiadou, Angeliki and Ad Foolen (eds.), pp. 6–23 | Article
The aim of the paper is to discuss the linguistic and conceptual devices employed for the expression of the emotion of pride in English and Greek culture. The focus will be (a) on the way the emotion of pride is conceptualized in the two cultures, (b) on the way it is expressed, not only in… read more
Athanasiadou, Angeliki 2017 Introduction. Figurative thought, figurative language, figurative grammar?Studies in Figurative Thought and Language, Athanasiadou, Angeliki (ed.), pp. 2–14 | Chapter
Athanasiadou, Angeliki 2017 Chapter 9. Irony has a metonymic basisIrony in Language Use and Communication, Athanasiadou, Angeliki and Herbert L. Colston (eds.), pp. 201–216 | Chapter
Irony often cooperates with many other figures like metonymy, metaphor, hyperbole, simile. Metonymy, is argued, constitutes the basis for irony. To this effect, two frequent types of constructions that exhibit irony are studied. The particular constructions that encourage and activate irony are the… read more
Colston, Herbert L. and Angeliki Athanasiadou 2017 Introduction: The irony of ironyIrony in Language Use and Communication, Athanasiadou, Angeliki and Herbert L. Colston (eds.), pp. 1–16 | Introduction
The vocabulary of emotion terms has been treated both within and across cultures. Emotion terms, especially terms of universal emotion concepts, have been largely discussed. What has received little or no attention at all is the state of no emotion. The paper explores this state in English and… read more
Athanasiadou, Angeliki 2007 Before and after: Relations of anteriority and posteriority along ‘paths’ of conceptual structureAnnual Review of Cognitive Linguistics: Volume 5, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco José (ed.), pp. 1–26 | Article
The paper deals with the way events are ordered in a sequence with respect to each other and with respect to the speaker. When ordered with respect to each other, one event serves as the temporal reference point for establishing mental contact with another event, the target. Taking the speaker as… read more
Athanasiadou, Angeliki and René Dirven † 2000 Pragmatic ConditionalsConstructions in Cognitive Linguistics: Selected papers from the Fifth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997, Foolen, Ad and Frederike van der Leek (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article
Athanasiadou, Angeliki 1997 IntroductionOn Conditionals Again, Athanasiadou, Angeliki and René Dirven † (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Miscellaneous
Athanasiadou, Angeliki and René Dirven † 1997 Conditionality, hypotheticality, counterfactualityOn Conditionals Again, Athanasiadou, Angeliki and René Dirven † (eds.), pp. 61 ff. | Article
Athanasiadou, Angeliki 1994 The pragmatics of answersPragmatics 4:4, pp. 561–574 | Article
Athanasiadou, Angeliki 1991 The discourse function of questionsPragmatics 1:1, pp. 107–122 | Article