dr. A. (Alan) Cienki

dr. A. (Alan) Cienki, Associate Professor Vrij Universiteit. Areas of specialization Cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, spoken language, gesture, political discourse, contrastive linguistics.

Research interests

  • Cognitive linguistics (metaphor, metonymy, image schemas, mental spaces and conceptual integration, cognitive/cultural models, framing, cognitive grammar) Semantics and pragmatics
  • Spoken language and thought (thinking for speaking)
  • Gesture with speech
  • Political discourse and the use of metaphor and gesture
  • Methods in cognitive linguistic research
  • Comparative linguistics, primarily Germanic and Slavic languages
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