Barbara Dancygier, Professor of English & Cognitive Linguistics

Recent Publications


Guest-edited Journal Issues

  • 2018 Special issue on Multimodal Artefacts and the Texture of Viewpoint. (co-edited with Lieven Vandelanotte); Journal of Pragmatics.
  • 2017 Special issue on Viewpoint phenomena in multimodal communication, (co-edited with Lieven Vandelanotte); Cognitive Linguistics 28(3).
  • 2010 Textual choices in discourse. Co-edited with Jose Sanders. English Text Construction 3.2.
  • 2006 Blending theory. Language and Literature 15.1.

Refereed Articles

  • 2017 Viewpoint phenomena in constructions and discourse. Special issue on Perspective-taking (guest-edited by Petra Shumacher and Stefan Hinterwimmer), in Glossa: a Journal of General Linguistics 2(1): 37.1-22, DOI:
  • 2017 Internet memes as multimodal constructions (with Lieven Vandelanotte). Special issue on Viewpoint phenomena in multimodal communication, (co-edited with Lieven Vandelanotte); Cognitive Linguistics (3)28.
  • 2017 Figurativeness, conceptual metaphor and blending. In The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language, edited by Elena Semino, and Zsofia Demjen. 28-41.
  • 2016 Un-Walling the Wall: Viewpoint and Multimodality. In The Embodied Mind in Culture: Cognitive Theories and Imaginative Worlds (edited by Peter Garratt for Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine). 55-70.
  • 2016 Discourse viewpoint as network (with Lieven Vandelanotte as co-author). In Viewpoint and the Fabric of Meaning, edited by Barbara Dancygier, Wei-Lun Lu and Arie Verhagen. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 13-39.
  • 2016 Concluding remarks. In Viewpoint and the Fabric of Meaning. 281-288.
  • 2016 Multimodality and theatre: Material objects, bodies and language. In Theatre, Performance, and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies, edited by Rhonda Blair and Amy Cook. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 21-39.
  • 2014 Intensity and texture in imagery. In The Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics, edited by Peter Stockwell and Sarah Whiteley (Cambridge: University of Cambridge), 212-227.
  • 2014 Stylistics and blending. In The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics, edited by Michael Burke (New York: Routledge), 297-312.
  • 2012 Negation, stance, and subjectivity. In Viewpoint in Language: A Multimodal Perspective, edited by Barbara Dancygier and Eve Sweetser. Cambridge University Press. 69-96.
  • 2012 Multiple viewpoints, multiple paces (concluding chapter). In Viewpoint in Language: A Multimodal Perspective, edited by Barbara Dancygier and Eve Sweetser. Cambridge University Press. 219-231.
  • 2011 Modification and constructional blends in the use of proper names. Constructions and Frames 3.2. 208-235.
  • 2011 Language, Cognition, and Literature. In Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities, edited by Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard. New Directions in Cognitive Science series, Oxford UP. 409-423.
  • 2010 Alternativity in poetry and drama: Textual intersubjectivity and framing. English Text Construction 3.2. 165-184.
  • 2010 Close encounters: the author and the character in Elisabeth Costello, Slow Man, and Diary of a Bad Year. In J.M.Coetzee's Austerities, edited by Graham Bradshaw and Michael Neill. Ashgate. 231-252.
  • 2010 Causes and consequences: Evidence from Polish, English and Dutch. In Causality in Cognitive Linguistics, edited by Eve Sweetser and Ted Sanders. 91-118.
  • 2009 Genitives and proper names in constructional blends. In New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics, edited by Vyvyan Evans and Stephanie Pourcel. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 161-184.
  • 2009 Judging distances: Mental spaces, distance, and viewpoint in literary discourse. Co-authored with Lieven Vandelanotte. In Cognitive Poetics: Goals, gains and gaps, edited by Geert Brône and Jeroen Vandaele. Mouton de Gruyter. 319-370.
  • 2008 Personal pronouns, blending, and narrative viewpoint. In Language in the Context of Use: Discourse and Cognitive Approaches to Language, edited by A. Tyler, K. Yiyoung, and M. Takada. Mouton de Gruyter.167-182.
  • 2008 The text and the story: levels of blending in fictional narratives. In Mental Spaces in Discourse and Interaction, edited by Todd Oakley and Anders Houggard. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 51-78.
  • 2007 Narrative anchors and the processes of story construction: the case of Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin. Style 41:2.133-152.
  • 2007 Conjunctions, verb forms, and epistemic stance in Polish and Serbian predictive conditionals. Co-authored with Radoslava Trnavac. In Cognitive Paths into the Slavic Domain, edited by Dagmar Divjak and Agata Kochańska. Mouton de Gruyter. 181-120.
  • 2006 What can blending do for you? (preface to the special issue on blending). Language and Literature 15.1: 5-15.
  • 2005 Blending and narrative viewpoint: Jonathan Raban's travels through mental spaces. Language and Literature 14.2. 99-127.
  • 2004 Identity and perspective: the Jekyll-and-Hyde effect in narrative discourse. In Language, Culture, and Mind, edited by Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer. Stanford: CSLI Publications. 363-376.
  • 2002 Mental space embeddings, counterfactuality, and the use of unless. English Language and Linguistics 6.2. 347-377.
  • 2000 Constructions with if, since, and because: causality, epistemic stance, and clause order (with Eve Sweetser as co-author). In Cause - condition - concession - contrast: Cognitive and discourse perspectives. (Topics in English Linguistics series), edited by Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen and Bernd Kortmann. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 111-142.
  • 1999 How Polish structures space: prepositions, direction nouns, case and metaphor. In Constructions in Cognitive Linguistics, edited by Frederike van der Leek and Ad Foolen. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 27-45.
  • 1997 Reflexive markers in Polish: participants, metaphors, and constructions. In Lexical and Syntactical Constructions and the Construction of Meaning, edited by Marjolijn Verspoor, Kee Dong Lee, and Eve Sweetser. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 311-327.
  • 1997 Then in conditional constructions (co-authored with Eve Sweetser). Cognitive Linguistics 8-2. 109-136.
  • 1996 Conditionals, distancing, and alternative spaces (co-authored with Eve Sweetser). In Conceptual Structure, Language and Discourse, edited by Adele Goldberg. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 83-98.
  • 1993 Interpreting conditionals: Time, knowledge, and causation. Journal of Pragmatics 19:1. 19-50.
  • 1990 Conditionals: sequence of clauses and sequence of events. In Further Insights into Contrastive Linguistics, edited by Jacek Fisiak. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 357-373.
  • 1989 Czy istniej? warunkowe akty mowy? (Do conditional speech acts exist?). Acta Philologica 19. 45-56.
  • 1988 Conditionals and concessives. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics XXIV. 111-121.
  • 1988 A note on the so called indicative conditionals. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics XXIV. 123-131.
  • 1986 Languages Compared: Contrastive Analysis . In Introduction to Linguistics, edited by Andrzej Kaznowski. Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Universytetu Warszawskiego. 237-252.
  • 1985 If, unless and their Polish equivalents. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics XX. 65-72.
  • 1984 Semanto-pragmatic classification of conditionals (co-authored with Ewa Mioduszewska). Studia Anglica Posnaniensia (An International Review of English Studies) XVII. 121-133.
  • 1983 Adjective-Noun Interrelations in English and Polish. In Polonica IX. 89-113.
  • 1983 Certain aspects of the exclusively predicative use of adjectives in English and Polish. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics XVI. 54-60.
  • 1980 Non-typical cases of plural nouns in English and Polish. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics XI. 75-94.

Reviews and Review Articles

  • 2013 Review of Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language: Transdiciplinary Approaches (London/New York Continuum 2011). English Text Construction 6.1: 2009-2012.
  • 2011 Review of J.P Verstraete's book Rethinking the Coordinate-Subordinate Dichotomy: Interpersonal Grammar and the Analysis of Adverbial Clauses in English (Berlin: Mouton 2007). Language 87/1. 239-242.
  • 2009 Review of Anna Wierzbicka's English: meaning and culture (Oxford University Press 2006). Journal of English Linguistics 37:4. 380-384.
  • 2009 "Looking for the Roots". Review of Robert Logan's book The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind, and Culture. Canadian Literature 200, Spring 2009.167-169.
  • 2008 Review of Arie Verhagen's Constructions of intersubjectivity: discourse, syntax, and cognition (Oxford University Press 2005), Linguistics 46-3. 658-667.
  • 2006 "Beyond the Words", Canadian Literature 187 (Winter 2005) (3 books reviewed: Metaphors we live by, by G. Lakoff and M. Johnson, Past and present of the verbs to read and write, by E. Ferreiro, and Production of presence, by H.U. Gumbrecht): 142-43.
  • 2003 "Classifying conditionals: form and function". Review Article of Conditionals: a comprehensive empirical analysis (2001) by Renaat Declerck and Susan Reed. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. English Language and Linguistics 7.2. 309-323.