Paula Pérez-Sobrino

List of John Benjamins publications for which Paula Pérez-Sobrino plays a role.

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Current challenges in metaphor research

Edited by Nina Julich-Warpakowski and Paula Pérez-Sobrino

Special issue of Metaphor and the Social World 13:1 (2023) vi, 143 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Discourse studies
Subjects Cognitive linguistics | Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Constructing Families of Constructions: Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges

Edited by Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Alba Luzondo Oyón and Paula Pérez-Sobrino

[Human Cognitive Processing, 58] 2017. vii, 342 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Hidalgo-Downing, Laura, Paula Pérez-Sobrino, Laura Filardo-Llamas, Carmen Maíz-Arévalo, Begoña Núñez Perucha, Alfonso Sánchez-Moya and Julia T. Williams Camus 2024 A protocol for the annotation of evaluative stance and metaphor across four discourse genresRevista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 37:2, pp. 486–517 | Article
The present article contributes to research on evaluation by addressing two complementary objectives: first, we present a protocol for the identification and annotation of evaluation in English discourse and, second, we show the results of the implementation of the protocol in the annotation of… read more
Julich-Warpakowski, Nina and Paula Pérez-Sobrino 2023 Introduction: Current challenges in metaphor researchCurrent challenges in metaphor research, Julich-Warpakowski, Nina and Paula Pérez-Sobrino (eds.), pp. 1–15 | Introduction
Metaphor research has witnessed tremendous changes in how metaphor is seen and understood. Traditionally, metaphor has been viewed as a special, creative, and noticeable use of language. Lakoff and Johnson’s Conceptual Metaphor Theory (1980) has marked a cognitive revolution by viewing metaphor… read more
Olza, Inés, Veronika Koller, Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Paula Pérez-Sobrino and Elena Semino 2021 The #ReframeCovid initiative: From Twitter to society via metaphorMetaphor and the Social World 11:1, pp. 98–120 | Article
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, health agencies, public institutions and the media around the world have made use of metaphors to talk about the virus, its effects and the measures needed to reduce its spread. Dominant among these metaphors have been war metaphors (e.g.… read more
Pérez-Sobrino, Paula and Jeannette Littlemore 2020 Chapter 6. What makes an advert go viral? The role of figurative operations in the success of Internet videosPerforming Metaphoric Creativity across Modes and Contexts, Hidalgo-Downing, Laura and Blanca Kraljevic Mujic (eds.), pp. 119–152 | Chapter
This chapter investigates the potential role played by the creative use of figurative operations, such as metaphor, metonymy, irony, hyperbole, and understatement, in the success of Internet videos. Irony and figurative language based on creative contrasts between contrasting scenarios were found… read more
Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco José, Alba Luzondo Oyón and Paula Pérez-Sobrino 2017 Introduction: Investigating the constructiconConstructing Families of Constructions: Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco José, Alba Luzondo Oyón and Paula Pérez-Sobrino (eds.), pp. 1–13 | Chapter