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Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
University · State University of Applied Sciences in Konin - Dept. of Language & Communication

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The chapter explores the relationship between morphology and expression of emotional terms, and presents the conceptualization and lexicalization patterns of emotional states, events and properties accessible by means of morphological tools. In the first part a clarification of terminology referring to emotion, affect and evaluation (appraisal) is...
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The main focus of the paper is to analyse selected English and Polish online comments on the Russia-Ukraine war (2022) from the perspective of dialogical discourse and define to what extent the exchanges satisfy the criteria of different types of dialogism with regard to their self- or other-referential character, i.e., inwards- or ingroup- directe...
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The main focus of the paper is the definitional revision and enrichment of offensive language typology, making reference to publicly available offensive language datasets and testing them on available pretrained lexical embedding systems. We review over 60 available corpora and compare tagging schemas applied there while making an attempt to explai...
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The paper focuses on the identification of cultural and linguistic aspects discussed in selected Reflective Memos from a TAPP collaboration project between the University of Minnesota students of writing courses, and MA translation and media and business students of the State University of Applied Sciences in Konin in the years 2018–2020. The paper...
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The focus of the paper is to present arguments in favour of a complex set of areas of reference in cross-linguistic analyses of meanings, aimed in particular at the identification of a set of relevant analytic criteria to perform such a comparison. The arguments are based on lexicographic and corpus linguistic data and specifically on the polysemic...
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The focus of the paper is to identify and discuss cases of what we call emergent impoliteness and persuasive emotionality based on selected types of discourse strategies in Polish media which contribute to increasingly high negative emotionality in audiences and to the radicalization of language and attitudes when addressing political opponents. Th...
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Social media offer online spaces within which individuals can launch protests that can be less restricted by offline cultural influences. However, the blurred boundary between these two spaces, the permeability of which is dependent on contextual factors, means that the total separation between the two is illusory. The nature of such a border is li...
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On Thursday, March 4 at 10.00, The Faculty of Modern Languages invites you to participate in the First International Philological Conference "Changes & Challenges 2021 - Language, Culture and Education". Link to connect to conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88978501174?pwd=cDBIcXE4QmFrcnVBa2c4emY3bWV3Zz09 Conference registration: https://www...
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This chapter focuses on a comparison between cultural schemas and models (Sharifian, 2017) and Emotion Event scenarios (Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and Wilson 2013: 425–436) in British and American English conceptualisations of pride and related cluster members. These two cultures are stereotypically considered to be examples of reserved as opposed to e...
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The focus of the present chapter is on the role and function of the presence of a native or non-native teacher in an English L2 class and its effect on students’ emotions and learning outcomes. It specifically assesses the effects associated with shame, fear, anxiety, anger, hopelessness and pride in this respect, emotions not often discussed in th...
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Discourse practices are investigated in English and Polish online comments which display different degrees of linguistic extremism. The present contribution identifies the contexts and targets of such practices and argues that hate speech is conditioned by culture-driven emotional experience and emotion expression profiles prevailing in particular...
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The aim of the paper is a presentation and discussion of a cluster of concepts of family and home in a cross-linguistic perspective, with a particular focus on their place and position in Kazakh cultural conceptualizations. The relevant Kazakh forms include the words otbasy, januıa, áýlet, shańyraq, úı. which are discussed with reference to British...
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p>The focus of the paper is the analysis of translators’ identities as expressed in Polish-to-English and English-to-Polish translations understood in terms of informed choices from spaces of meanings. The first part of the paper deals with the relation of approximate correspondences between thought and reality on the one hand, and between thought,...
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Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk 2018. Aproksymacje semantyczne w dyskursie – studium pragmatyczno-kognitywne. W: Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka i Mikolaj Deckert (red.) Dyskurs – Współczesne opracowania i perspektywy badawcze. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego. 141-164. W artykule zdefiniowano pojęcie aproksymacji semantycznej w komunikacji. Zjawisko apro...
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Special issue “New media, audience and emotional connectivity” This special issue is resulting from the work of the Working Group on “Audience interactivity and participation” of the COST Action IS0906 “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies”. COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowi...
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The book comprises a selection of 14 papers concerning the general theme of cultural conceptualizations in communication and translation, as well as in various applications of language. Ten papers in the first part Translation and Culture cover the topics of a cognitive approach to conceptualizations of Source Language – versus Target Language – te...
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The book comprises a selection of papers concerning the general theme of cultural conceptualizations in language. The focus of Part 1, which includes four papers, is on Metaphor and Culture, discussing general as well as language-specific metaphoricity. Part 2, which also includes three papers, is on Cultural Models, dealing with phenomena relatin...
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A cognitive basis of contrary and counterfactual world-creating language The present paper1 discusses a cognitive basis of English and Polish instances of counterfactual-ity in such phrases as oh, no, (not that again)/no nie, (znowu to samo), connected with contradiction, typically expressed in terms of positive versus negative sentences, as well a...
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Keywords English: This paper presents corpus-informed teaching practice and effects of online collaborative Native-Non-native (NS-NNS) translation tasks (Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk & Bogucki 2016; Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk & Slomski 2016) in the identification of clustering equivalence English-to-Polish and Polish-to-English patterns. The paper elaborates...
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The present paper focuses on a comparison between expressive features of principal members of the British English emotion cluster of compassion (empathy, sympathy and compassion) and their prototypical dictionary equivalents in Polish, empatia and współczucie. A cross-cultural asymmetry between the English and Polish clusters is argued to increase...
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The focus of the paper is the dynamics of cultural and linguistic identity formation with groups of English philology students at two Polish universities (i) during online collaborative tasks with peer students of a US university and (ii) during their ERASMUS study abroad (SA) periods The concepts of culture and interculturality as well as approach...
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Two studies are reported that assess the moderation of shame and related emotions in Polish university students in different English L2 learning scenarios. In the first study, students on speaking and writing courses completed a questionnaire in which they rated the likelihood of their emotional responses to hypothetical situations in learning scen...
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practical synonymy relations and their relevance to lexicography
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this short chapter is the transcript of an interview with Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, an eminent linguist, formerly Professor of English Linguistics and Head of Department at the Institute of English Studies in Łódź, currently affiliated with the State University of Applied Sciences in Konin. ŁB: Philosophy ranks high among Piotr Stalmaszczyk's...
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The focus of the paper are types of and differences in collective group identity patterns that evolve from the analysis of materials from Polish and English public Internet space (Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk 2013a, 2013b). The examples we discuss involve the British 38 Degrees movement on the one hand (Wilson 2013), and Polish Internet discourses concer...
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This volume provides descriptions and interpretations of social and cognitive phenomena as well as processes that emerge at the interface of languages and cultures in the context of contrastive and contact linguistics and media discourse. Different contexts are explored with rich empirical findings and authentic exemplifying materials. The book inc...
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The present paper focuses on a comparison between expressive features of principal members of the English emotion cluster of COMPASSION (empathy, sympathy and compassion) and their prototypical dictionary equivalents in Polish empatia and współczucie. A cross-cultural asymmetry between the English and Polish clusters is argued to increase in the ca...
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The focus of the paper is the presentation of the application of parallel and comparable language corpora in translator education, exemplified by English-Polish and Polish-English materials [9], collected in the framework of the CLARIN-PL 2 project. The use of corpus tools also developed in the project, such as the Paralela concordancer and the Has...
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The paper aims to uncover the interactional discourse There are cultural and language-related aspects of these processes identified with regard to differences between Polish and English in terms of discourse strategies, cultural dimensions, presence of incivility and emotionality dynamics. Considered from the overall level of the relationship betwe...
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The focus of the present paper is to examine the extent to which the language used in Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and online discourse emotional behavior are good predictors of individual and group cultural types and their identities. It is argued that the identity marking CMC interactants develop has to be stronger, more salient, and, po...
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The paper focuses on a comparison of cultural emotion models and schemas of pride in British English and Polish. We use the concepts of cultural pride/duma models, which employ pride/duma clusters, and the more schematic pride/duma schemas. Pride/duma and a number of other lexical items from the clusters are instantiations of pride/duma models and...
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What is discussed in the present paper is the assumption concerning a human narrowed sense of perception of external world and, resulting from this, a basically approximate nature of concepts that are to portray it. Apart from the perceptual vagueness, other types of vagueness are also discussed, involving both the nature of things, indeterminacy o...
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The paper aims to uncover the interactional discourse negative emotion dynamics in online conflict discourses in Polish and English and identify conditions for transitory group emergence. The analysed comments concern the present challenges to the status and position of the European Union as well as its existential legitimacy crisis, including the...
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review of Ronald W. Langacker's 2016 Nominal Structure in Cognitive Grammar
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The paper focuses on a comparison of the concepts of language and language studies as presented in contemporary cognitivism and expounded by Ronald Langacker, George Lakoff and Charles Fillmore in their versions of Cognitive Grammar on the one hand and by Noam Chomsky in his Minimalism Program on the other. The theoretical concepts and hypotheses t...
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The present paper identifies differences in the expression features of compassion, sympathy and empathy in British English and Polish that need to be tuned accordingly in socially interactive robots to enable them to operate successfully in these cultures. The results showed that English compassion is characterised by more positive valence and more...
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The aim of the present study is to use the GRID, online emotions sorting and corpus methodologies to illuminate different types of disgust that an emotion-sensitive socially interacting robot would need to encode and decode in order to competently produce and recognise these and other types of physical, moral and aesthetic types of complex emotions...
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The chapter is an extensive survey of main topics, concepts and definitions in the field of translational equivalence. The first sections present issues reflecting the relationship between linguistic theories of meaning and equivalence in terms of a comparison between formal, behavioural and cognitive approaches to meaning and translation. Touching...
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The present paper focuses on linguistic and culture-bound aspects of the properties of individualism and collectivism through an English-Polish analysis of the emotions shame and guilt. Combining theoretical analyses with the analysis of authentic data, this work breaks new ground in cognitive-based language analysis in its pragmatic setting and at...
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If robots are to successfully interact with humans, they need to measure, quantify and respond to the emotions we produce. Similar to humans, the perceptual cue inputs to any modelling that allows this will be based on behavioural expression and body activity features that are prototypical of each emotion. However, the likely employment of such rob...
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The chapter focuses on the place of emotions in human competence and processes which can be identified at the interface of two languages when emotions are experienced and expressed. The primary goal is to present the place and function of emotions in a given culture and to discuss possibilities for non-native speakers of L2 to effectively raise emo...
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If robots are to successfully interact with humans, they need to measure, quantify and respond to the emotions we produce. Similar to humans, the perceptual cue inputs to any modelling that allows this will be based on behavioural expression and body activity features that are prototypical of each emotion. However, the likely employment of such rob...
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The paper discusses the concepts of identity and self-projection as observed in two online English and Polish discussions of two sports events. Details of the dynamics of the encounters and the interactional effects they produce by the use of language-and culture-specific strategies are discussed and interpreted. Results of the analysis present a p...
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1.Translation and Equivalence Translation is broadly defined as the rendering of a message or information from one language (Source Language) into another language (Target Language). In other words, it is the establishing of the semantic -or meaning -equivalence between a SL text, or more precisely, discourse, and a TL discourse. Translation is not...
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The main goal of this work is to present corpus-based quantitative and qualitative properties of negative emotion patterning in terms of online discussion concerning a referendum planned for the year 2015 on the British membership in the European Union. The issue is observed to instigate strong emotional reactions of CMC users, primarily in terms o...
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Chapter 8 examines the extent to which Polish newspapers concentrate on European matters, and to what extent they reveal the construction of a European identity of the Poles. Furthermore, it identifies the contexts in which the topics raised and the ways they are presented and discussed in the media refer to national matters and local problems and...
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Over the recent years corpus tools and methodologies have gained widespread recognition in various areas of theoretical and applied linguistics. Data lodged in corpora is used across languages and disciplines as distinct as historical linguistics, language didactics, discourse analysis, machine translation and search engine development to name but...
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Cognitive models of polysemy reveal that vagueness, polysemy, and homonymy represent a cline of diminishing schematicity and increasing instances of salience. Polysemy is an instance of categorization, and category members form a user-dependent chain of related senses. The specific perspective taken by cognitive linguistics in the study of polysemy...
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This paper is an attempt to find a place for contrastive studies in the linguistics of today. It focuses on some philosophical and linguistic assumptions of Cognitive Grammar, relevant for contrasting languages. Two of the concepts of fundamental importance discussed in the paper are the concepts of equivalence and its philosophical 'anchoring poin...
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The aim of the present paper is to identify problems in quantitative and qualitative analyses of contemporary language study. In particular, the paper focuses on the relationship between research questions and their impact on analytic techniques and methods, dependence of new corpus methods and tools on types of data, and the influence of these too...
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The objective of the present paper is a comparison of the GRID questionnaire and a cognitive corpus-based analysis, which are used to investigate a selection of emotions, particularly surprise and related concepts, in Polish and British English. The research questions we address concern the cross-linguistic status of emotion concepts and the identi...
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The paper develops a new approach to translation in terms of the processes of re-conceptualization, rooted in the approximative nature of language vis-a-vis cognition. Examples from English-Polish translation are analysed and a typology of a cross-linguistic similarity scale proposed in conclusion.
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The thesis put forward in this paper is that translation involves a number of cycles of re-conceptualization of an original SL message, expressed eventually in the TL. Re-conceptualization is a matter of degree. Originating with a SL author, the message is re-conceptualized by SL recipients, the translator and eventually, the TL audience. Any lingu...
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A comparison was made between the similarities and differences of the emotional dimensional structure of Polish and English native speakers. Participants evaluated 24 prototypical emotion terms on scales representing 142 features that represent activity in all six of the major components of emotion ((a) appraisals of events, (b) psychophysiological...
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It is argued in the paper that the negative conviction and negative judgment cannot exist without the activating and construction of a number of mental spaces. Neither would they be possible without the mapping of one (positive input space) onto a new ("negative") one, where what is profiled is, as was discussed above, a hypostasized absence of par...
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The hypothesis defended in the paper refers to the existence of a certain aura of meaning connected with individual lexical items which spreads over the senses of their neighbours by creating specific semantic expectations. This phenomenon is referred to as semantic harmony or semantic prosody (cf. Sinclair, 1994), which, in analogy to phonology, i...
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The book is a cognitive-semantic analysis of a broad concept of negation and negativity in language, making reference to philosophical systems of negation, cognitive science, and linguistics.

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