Cognitive Linguistics in Classical Greek Studies, a new open access book

On the B-Greek discussion list Stephen Carlson recently announced the open access version of Toward a Cognitive Classical Linguistics, and Mike Aubrey discussed it briefly at

I’m adding a few comments that may be of use to readers here at

The volume is a collection of papers on Greek and Latin from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. What the title means by “Classical Linguistics” is the use of linguistic theories in the field of Classical Studies.

Many of the papers gathered in this volume were presented at the 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13) in Newcastle, UK in July 2015. Others were invited by the editors to broaden the book’s theoretical horizon and include voices from a wider range of disciplines.

Here’s what you will find inside:

Frontmatter, pages I-IV

Contents, pages V-VIII

Introduction. Toward a cognitive classical linguistics
Egle Mocciaro and William Michael Short, pages 1-15

1 Aspect and construal A cognitive linguistic approach to iterativity, habituality and genericity in Greek
Rutger J Allan, pages 16-41

2 A construction-grammar analysis of ancient Greek particles
Annemieke Drummen, pages 42-68

3 The embodied basis of discourse and pragmatic markers in Greek and Latin
Chiara Fedriani, pages 69-92

4 Reversive constructions in Latin: the case of re- (and dis-)
Luisa Brucale, pages 93-125

5 Autόs and the center-periphery image schema
Anna Bonifazi, pages 126-148

6 Aspects of aural perception in Homeric Greek
Silvia Luraghi and Eleonora Sausa

7 The role of spatial prepositions in the Greek lexicon of garments
Maria Papadopoulou, pages 176-206

8 Metaphor by any other name. A cognitive linguistic reassessment of Aristotle’s theory of metaphor
Greg Membrez, pages 207-227

9 Animus inscriptus An out-of-body embodiment?
Christopher Collins, pages 228-244

10 Metaphorical word order
Luca D’Anselmi, pages 245-270

pages 271-273

What do you think? Other readers and I would love to hear from you.

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