Cultural Conceptualizations in Language and Communication

  • Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Metaphor, Iconicity, and Culture

  3. Cultural Models and Communication

  4. Identity and Cultural Stereotypes

  5. Linguistic Concepts, Meanings, and Interaction

About this book


The book comprises a selection of papers concerning the general theme of cultural conceptualizations in language. The focus of Part 1, which includes four papers, is on Metaphor and Culture, discussing general as well as language-specific metaphoricity.

Part 2, which also includes three papers, is on Cultural Models, dealing with phenomena relating to family and home, nation and kinship, blood, and death in different cultures. 

Six papers in Part 3, which refers to questions of Identity and Cultural Stereotypes, both in general language and in literature, discuss identity in native and migration contexts and take up motifs of journey and migration, as well as social and cultural stereotypes and prejudice in transforming contexts. 
Three papers in the last Part 4 of the book, Linguistic Concepts, Meanings, and Interaction, focus on the semantic interpretation of the changes and differences which occur in their intra- as well as inter-linguistic contexts. 


Language and culture interfaces Inter-cultural influences represented in language and literature Identity Language change Cultural conceptualizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PhilologyState University of Applied Sciences in KoninKoninPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-42733-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-42734-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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