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dc.contributor.authorHolmqvist, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorPłuciennik, Jarosław
dc.descriptionThis is a corrected version of the book before publication by the CSPpl_PL
dc.description.abstractThe book Infinity in Language is a research monograph on the problem of the sublime in language. The authors use methods from cognitive semantics and poetics in order to thoroughly describe how the sublime is used in language. It is a unique attempt to account for one of the most fascinating problems of the human mind: the concept of infinity, and how the experience of infinity and enthusiasm is expressed in language. The book includes new findings in cognitive semantics relating to rhetorical figures such as hyperbole, gradation and accumulation. Cognitive semantics has focused so far on metaphor. This book fills the gap and gives an account of other rhetorical figures. It contains also a historical review of major theories of the sublime by Pseudo-Longinos, Boileau, Burke, Kant, Schiller, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and others, i.e. it spans a period from the first century AD till twentieth century. The authors answer the question how is it possible to present the unpresentable. It is an attempt to outline and develop a model of the rhetoric of the sublime. The model consists of three elements: antimimetic evocation of the unimaginable, a mimesis of emotions and figures of the discourse of the sublime. The books argues in favour of non-cartesian semantics which takes into account not only reason but also emotions, especially very intensive ones. However, the authors also express reservations regarding omnipresent rhetoric of the sublime. They follow those thinkers in the human history who argued against fanaticism and in favour of tolerance and empathy. The book is an original result of an interdisciplinary and international collaboration, lasting many years, between a cognitive scientist and a linguist and literary scholar. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.pl_PL
dc.publisherCambridge Scholars Publishingpl_PL
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dc.titleInfinity in Language: Conceptualization of the Experience of the Sublimepl_PL
dc.contributor.authorAffiliationLund Universitypl_PL
dc.contributor.authorAffiliationUniversity of Lodzpl_PL
dc.contributor.authorBiographicalnoteKenneth Holmqvist, PhD is a cognitive scientist, now working as Associate Professor at Lund University, where he heads the Humanities Laboratory. He is author of around 100 publications in journals and books over the past 15 years. He manages several long-term research projects, such as "Reading while writing" (SRC), ”Mental imagery” (SRC), ”Reading to music and noise” (Sparbanken Finn) and ”Decision making in the supermarket” (FøSu/Vinnova). Currently, his overarching interest is in the empirical measurement of cognitive processes, in particular the visual processes.pl_PL
dc.contributor.authorBiographicalnoteProf. Ph.D. Jarosław Płuciennik, born in 1966, full professor specializing in cultural studies, literary theory, cognitive semantics, history of ideas, digital humanities, culture of the Reformation and translations of psalms, "moomincology”. Editor-in-Chief of the international scientific journal The Problems of Literary Genres; former vice-rector of the University of Lodz (2012-2016); former plenipotentiary of the Rector of the University of Lodz for open educational resources (2016-2020); professor of humanities, professor at the Department of Literary Theory at the Institute of Contemporary Culture at the University of Łódź. Author of over 180 publications in the field of literary, cultural and cognitive studies, including six individual books and 10 co-edited collective volumes. He publishes in the press, runs a cultural and educational blog, vlog and podcasts. Civic activist, Supreme Court lay judge for the 2023-2026 term.pl_PL
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