Barbara Dancygier, Professor of English & Cognitive Linguistics
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About Me

I am a cognitive linguist, interested in the applications of metaphor theory, blending, and construction grammar to a variety of phenomena, especially grammatical expression of viewpoint. I usually work on English, but occasionally also on Polish. I speak and write both English and Polish.

I also work on the applications of cognitive linguistic theories to literary discourse. I am particularly interested in viewpoint phenomena in the narrative, and in formal correlates of literary meaning. I am currently working on a SSHRC project on "Understanding multimodal communication", which will investigate artifacts combining language, image, and materiality, form the cognitive linguistics and cognitive poetics perspective.

I am President of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association.