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Cultural Conceptualizations in Language and Communication

  • Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
  • Goes beyond the usual compartmentalized linguistic research and focuses on the phenomena of cultural conceptualizations in various languages – a new approach to language studies

  • Discusses social and cognitive phenomena in different cultures such as metaphor, identity, and cultural models, illustrating them with rich empirical findings

  • Shows the interdisciplinary character that sheds new light on the phenomena of language and culture in terms of cultural conceptualization phenomena


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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

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

  • Book Title Cultural Conceptualizations in Language and Communication
  • Editors Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-42733-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-42736-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-42734-4
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 311
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Linguistics, general
    Philosophy of Language
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