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dr hab. prof. UW Elżbieta Górska


Theoretical linguistics

associate professor

Room number: 237

Phone: +48 (22) 5531416

email: elzbieta.gorska@uw.edu.pl

https://uw.academia.edu/ElżbietaGórska

Academia.edu profile

  Office hours: Winter semester 2019/2020
Wednesday - 14.00-15.30
dr hab. prof. UW Elżbieta Górska

Degrees

M.A., University of Warsaw, 1978

Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 1987

Assistant Professor, 1987

Associate Professor, 2000

Professor, 2006


Research interests and projects

Cognitive Linguistics: 

  • metonymy
  • metaphor
  • multimodal metaphors
  • linguistic coding of concepts in cross-cultural perspective
  • lexicalization patterns (verbs of motion, verbs of perception)
  • part-whole relations
  • theory of cognitive grammar
  • cognitive morphology
  • grammaticalization
  • lexical semantics
  • morphology of English
  • theory of morphology


PhD supervision

Agata Kochańska: “Selected Issues in the Semantics of the Polish Imperfective. A Cognitive Grammar Account”  (2002) 

Urszula Chybowska: "The Role of the Hearer in the Directive Speech Act. A Cognitive Study" (2005)

Emilia Królak: "Fictive Interaction: Its Functions and Usage in Discourse. A Cognitive Study" (2009)

Kinga Rudnicka: "Transitivity as a Construal Phenomenon. A Cognitive Study" (2010)

Joanna Łozińska-Bastek: „Dynamic Senses of Selected Prepositions in the Acquisition of Polish. A Cognitive Study” (2010)

Agnieszka Piórkowska: "On the Margins of the Modality Category: The Case of Boulomaic Modality. A Cognitive Study" (2011)

Magdalena Rybarczyk: "Dynamics of Nominal Reference in Discourse. A Cognitive Study of Implicit Interpersonal Relations" (2012); the dissertation was expanded into a research monograph entitled Demonstratives and Possessives with Attitude: An intersubjectively-oriented empirical study, published in 2015 by John Benjamins Publishing Company. 

Daniel Karczewski:
Karczewski, D. 2016. Generyczność w języku i w myśleniu Studium kognitywne. Kraków: Universitas.

Joanna Marhula: "Metaphor in Spoken Discourse. Towards Characterization of Tuning Devices in Radio Talk. A Case Study of BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour" (2015). Award of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association for the Best Ph.D. dissertation in Cognitive Linguistics in 2015.

Maciej Rosiński: "Metaphor activation in multimodal discourse. Case studies on the emergence of geometrical concepts" (2018); Award of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association for the Best Ph.D. dissertation in Cognitive Linguistics in 2018.

Dorota Dąbrowska: "Metaphor and metonymy in multimodal discourse. Case studies of selected artworks by Magdalena Abakanowicz and satirical cartoons by Paweł Kuczyński" (24 lutego 2019).


Selected publications

  • Górska, E. 2019b. Understanding Abstract Concepts across Modes in Multimodal Discourse. A Cognitive Linguistic Approach. [Routledge Focus Series]. London & New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Understanding-Abstract-Concepts-across-Modes-in-Multimodal-Discourse-A/Gorska/p/book/9780367244828.
  • Górska, E. 2019a. Spatialization of abstract concepts in cartoons. A case study of verbo-pictorial image-schematic metaphors. In Navarro i Ferrando I. (Ed.), Current Approaches to Metaphor Analysis in Discourse [Series: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 39] (pp. 279-294). Berlin & New York: De Gruyter Mouton. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110629460-013
  • Górska, E. 2018b. From music to language and back. LaMiCuS [Language Mind Culture and Society, an e-journal of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association] 2, 82–100. https://doi.org/10.32058/LAMICUS-2018-003
  • Górska, E. 2018. “A multimodal portrait of WISDOM and STUPIDITY. A case study of image-schematic metaphors in cartoons”. In Rafał Augustyn and Agnieszka Mierzwińska-Hajnos (eds.). New Insights into the Language and Cognition Interface. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 98-117.
  • Górska, E. 2017b. The PATH schema in verbo-pictorial aphorisms on life. In: P. Łozowski & A. Głaz (Eds.),  The Route Sixty-Six:From Deep Structures to Surface Meanings. A Festschrift for Henryk Kardela on his 66th Birthday (pp. 219–235). Lublin: Wydawnictwa UMCS.
  • Górska, E. 2017a. Text-image relations in cartoons. A case study of image schematic metaphors. Studia Linguistica Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis, 134(3) [Special Issue: Cognitive Linguistics], 219–228. doi:10.4467/20834624SL.17.015.7089
  • Górska, E. (2014). Why are multimodal metaphors interesting? The perspective of verbo-visual and verbo-musical modalities. In M. Kuźniak, Libura, A.  & M. Szawerna (Eds.), From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive EthnolinguisticsPatterns of Imagery in Language (pp. 17-36). Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang.
  • Górska, E. (2014). Dynamiczne podejście do metafory. Prace Filologiczne 64(2), 109-122.
  • Górska, E. (2010). LIFE IS MUSIC: A case study of a novel metaphor and its use in discourse.  English Text Construction,3/2 (Special Issue: Textual choices and discourse genres: Creating meaning through form, edited by B. Dancygier & J. Sanders), 275-293. [Reprinted in B. Dancygier, J. Sanders & L. Vandelanotte (Eds.). (2012). Textual choices and discourse. A view from cognitive linguistics (pp. 137-155). Amsterdam: Benjamins.]
  • Górska, E. (2009). On the diversity of linguistic evidence for conceptual metaphor. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, 45(2), 81-1.
  • Górska, E. (2008). Four arguments for patterns of metaphorical thought. Acta Philologica, 35, 15-31. 
  • Górska, E. (2007). The reference-point ability and the English noun part and its cognates. In W. Chłopicki, A. Pawelec & A. Pokojska (Eds.), Cognition in Language: Essays in Honour of Professor Elżbieta Tabakowska (pp. 107-128). Kraków: Tertium.
  • Górska, E., & Radden G. (Eds.). (2005). Metonymy-Metaphor Collage, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press.
  • Górska, E. (2004). Reference-point organization of collections. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk & A. Kwiatkowska (Eds.), Imagery in Language. Festschrift In Honour of Professor Ronald W. Langacker (pp. 259-267). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  • Górska, E. (2002). The level of specificity of part terms and their function and usage. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk & K. Turewicz (Eds.), Cognitive Linguistics Today (pp. 501-515).Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  • Górska, E. (2002). On partonomy and taxonomy. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia,39,103-111.
  • Górska, E. (2002). Alternate construals, iconicity, and grounding: The case of nominals with the noun part. Folia Linguistica,36(3-4), 313-334.
  • Górska, E. (2001). The approach of cognitive grammar to the part-whole relation. Anglica, 11, 85-99.
  • Górska, E. (2001). Recent derivatives with the suffix -less: A change in progress within the category of English privative adjectives? Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, 36, 189-202.
  • Górska, E. (2001). O znaczeniu wyrażeń językowych w ujęciu gramatyki kognitywnej. Scripta Neophilologica Posnaniensia, 3, 57-67.
  • Górska, E. (2000). What’s ‘cognitive’ about cognitive grammar? Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny,47(3), 269-279.
  • Górska, E. (1999). On Parts and Wholes. A Cognitive Study of English Schematic Part Terms. Warsaw: Warsaw University.
  • Górska, E. (1997). The approach of relation element theory to meronymy. Acta Philologica, 24, 89-112.
  • Górska, E. (1995). Possession frame in word derivation: A case of English privative adjectives. In G. Persson & H. Kardela (Eds.), New trends in Semantics and Lexicography (pp. 35-51). Umeå: Acta Universitatis.
  • Górska, E. (1994). Moonless nights and smoke-free cities, or what can be without what? A cognitive study of privative adjectives in English. Folia Linguistica, 28/(3-4), 413-435.
  • Górska, E. (Ed.). (1993). Images from the Cognitive Scene, Kraków: Universitas.

Older publications can be found on the complete list in PBN


Conferences

Conferences

Plenary talks:

  • "Angielskie przymiotniki prywatywne w ujęciu gramatyki kognitywnej", wykład gościnny, Pracownia Semantyki Wypowiedzi, Wydział Polonistyki, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, 18 listopada 1993.
  • "The approach of cognitive grammar to morpholgy: An analysis of English privative adjectives",  wykład gościnny,  University of Tokyo, Komaba, Japonia, 11 marca 1998.
  • "Approaches to part-whole relations", dwa wykłady gościnne, University of Tokyo, Komaba, Japonia, 17-18 marca 1998.
  • "Alternate construal, iconicity and grounding: The case of nominals with the noun part",  wykład gościnny, Hamburg University, Niemcy, 7 listopada 2000.
  • "Cognitive morphology: A case of English privative adjectives", wykład gościnny, Hamburg University, Niemcy, 8 listopada 2000.
  • "In search of evidence for metaphorical reasoning", wykład gościnny, Hamburg, Hamburg University, Niemcy, 17 czerwca 2010.
  • "Why are multimodal metaphors interesting? The perspective of verbo-visual and verbo-musical modalities", wykład plenarny, Cognitive Linguistics in 2012, Wrocław, 17 września 2012.
  • “From music to language and back”, wykład plenarny, Intersemiotic Translation,  Łódź, 26 września September 2013.
  • "Image schemas as tools of analysis of grammar, lexicon, and multimodal discourse. A cognitive linguistics approach", wykład plenarny, warsztaty pt. Transdisciplinary research on language, culture and society organizowane w ramach projektu „Humanistyka Zaangażowana w Europie: budowanie potencjału dla partycypacyjnych badań dziedzictwa językowo-kulturowego”, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydział Artes Liberales, 6 lutego 2018.

Other

Research Grants/Scholarships

  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, U.S.A., 1983/84, ten months research grant.
  • University of Cambridge, England, August/September 1989, Cambridge Hospitality Scheme for Polish Scholars.
  • University of Cologne, Germany, August/September 1992, Heinrich-Hertz Stiftung Scholarship.
  • University of California, San Diego, U.S.A., 1995/1996, ten month Fulbright grant.
  • University of Tokyo, Komaba, Japan, March 1998, scholarship of the Japanese Ministry of Education.
  • Grants for Scientific Achievements of Rector of the University of Warsaw: 2000/2001 (12 months); 2001/2002 (12 months); 2003 (12 months).
  • Hamburg University, Germany, short term visits in November 2000, June 2002, May 2004, June 2008, June 2010, as part of a long-term co-operation with the Institut  für Anglistik und Amerikanistik – 1993 – present.

Professional Society Memberships:

  • International Cognitive Linguistics Association:  1993 – present
  • Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association: 2000 - present
  • Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association: 2001 – present (founding member)
    • vice-President: 2009-2010.
    • Scientific Committee Member (Secretary): 2013 – 2015
    • Chair of the Scientific Committee: 2015 – 2019.

Conference Board Memberships:

  • 8th  International Conference of Cognitive Linguistics, La Rioja, Spain, 2003, (Scientific Committee)
  • 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Kraków,  Poland, 2007, (Organizing Committee)
  • 3rd International Seminar on Metaphor and Discourse,  Castelló de la Plana, Spain, 2011 (Scientific Committee)
  • Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference, Wrocław, 2012 (Scientific Committee)
  • 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 2013 (Scientific Committee)
  • 4th RaAM Seminar (Researching and Applying Metaphor), Poznań, Poland, 2013, (Scientific Committee)
  • 13th International Cognitive Linguistic Conference, Newcastle, England, 2015  (Scientific Committee)
  • Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference, Lublin, 2015 (Scientific Committee)
  • 4th International Seminar on Metaphor and Discourse,  Castelló de la Plana, Spain 2015 (Scientific Committee)
  • Conference of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association: "Cognitive Linguistics in 2016", Olsztyn, 22-24 September, 2016 (Scientific Committee)
  • 3rd Conference on Figurative Thought and Language, Osijek (Croatia), 26-28 April, 2017 (Scientific Committee)
  • 14th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Tartu, Estonia, 10-14 July, 2017 (Scientific Committee)
  • Conference of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association: "Cognitive Linguistics in 2017", Rzeszów, 21-23 September, 2017 (Scientific Committee)
  • Warsaw Multimodality Workshop and Masterclass, University of Warsaw, 7-9 June, 2018 (co-organizer, with Charles Forceville, University of Amsterdam, of this conference)
  • Conference of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association: "Cognitive Linguistics in 2018", Poznań, 24-26 September 2018 ((Scientific Committee; co-organizer, with Michał Szawerna, University of Wrocław, and Charles Forceville, University of Amsterdam, of the theme session on "Cartoons & comics")
  • 4th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language, Braga, Portugal, 23-26 October 2018 (Scientific Committee)
  • 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Nishinomiya, Japan, 6-11 August, 2019, (Scientific Committee)
  • Conference of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association: "Cognitive Linguistics in 2019", Białystok, 26-28 September 2019 (Scientific Committee)
  • Figurative Thought and Language5, Sofia, Bulgaria, 23-25 April 2020 (Scientific Committee)

Publication Board Memberships:

  • Review of Cognitive Linguistics (till 2009: Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics), Advisory Board,  2003 – present
  • Journal of Cognitive Science, a journal of the Cognitive Science Society of Korea,  Group of Experts, 2012.
  • Jezikoslovlje, Board of Consulting Editors,  2002 – present
  • Human Cognitive Processing, a series published by John Benjamins, Editorial Advisory Board, 2010 – present