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The Language of Interstate Relations

In Search of Personification


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Piotr Twardzisz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Piotr Twardzisz
    Pages 7-36
  4. Piotr Twardzisz
    Pages 37-62
  5. Piotr Twardzisz
    Pages 93-123
  6. Piotr Twardzisz
    Pages 152-183
  7. Piotr Twardzisz
    Pages 184-214
  8. Piotr Twardzisz
    Pages 215-219
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 220-242

About this book


In challenging the widely held belief in the ubiquity of the personification of the political state, this book strives to de-politicize research and to de-mystify conceptual metaphor. Opposed to mainstream cognitive assumptions, it provides detailed data-driven research and one realistic solution to many of the dilemmas.


metaphor international politics language concept semantic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WarsawPoland

About the authors

Piotr Twardzisz is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw, Poland. His research interests focus on specialist languages, figurative language, word formation, lexicology and terminology, as well as politics and international affairs. Piotr is author of Zero Derivation in English: A Cognitive Grammar Approach (1997), Patterns of English Word-Formation (2010) and numerous articles.

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