The Image of Grammar and the Grammar of Image

Elżbieta Muskat-Tabakowska
2018 Przek?adaniec  
The paper deals with the relation between verbal expressions and mental images. As claimed by cognitive linguists, "understanding a verbal message" requires that two kinds of mental imagery be evoked: rich images, which are encoded in individual lexemes, and schematic images, conventionally related to grammatical structures. Based upon this principle, an analysis of a Polish poem and its English translation is carried out, in order to demonstrate that a complicated interplay between the two
more » ... between the two kinds of mental imagery underlies the texts and accounts for their interpretation. "All I do is reforge the printed word into images (...) all I do is fill the printed word with images". Tadeusz Śliwa, director of the TV show Ucho prezesa ["The boss's ear", a satirical show on current political events in Poland]
doi:10.4467/16891864epc.18.012.9834 fatcat:tz3rhdw6pzconavkb4ogvg5nli