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Johansson Falck, MarleneORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8787-4266
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Björklund, J. & Johansson Falck, M. (2019). How Spatial Relations Structure Linguistic Meaning. In: Holm, Linus & Erik Billing (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th SweCog Conference: . Paper presented at The 15th SWECOG Conference, 7-8 November, 2019, Umeå (pp. 29-31). Skövde: University of Skövde
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Spatial Relations Structure Linguistic Meaning
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 15th SweCog Conference / [ed] Holm, Linus & Erik Billing, Skövde: University of Skövde , 2019, p. 29-31Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: University of Skövde, 2019
Series
Skövde University Studies in Informatics, ISSN 1653-2325 ; 2019:2
Keywords
Corpora analysis, Prepositional phrases, Semantics
National Category
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject
computational linguistics; language studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165024 (URN)978-91-983667-5-4 (ISBN)
Conference
The 15th SWECOG Conference, 7-8 November, 2019, Umeå
Available from: 2019-11-06 Created: 2019-11-06 Last updated: 2019-11-25Bibliographically approved
Nacey, S. L., Greve, L. & Johansson Falck, M. (2019). Linguistic metaphor identification in Scandinavian. In: Susan Nacey, Aletta Dorst, Tina Krennmayr, W. Gudrun Reijnierse (Ed.), Metaphor identification in multiple languages: MIPVU around the world (pp. 137-158). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Linguistic metaphor identification in Scandinavian
2019 (English)In: Metaphor identification in multiple languages: MIPVU around the world / [ed] Susan Nacey, Aletta Dorst, Tina Krennmayr, W. Gudrun Reijnierse, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019, p. 137-158Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019
Series
Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research, ISSN 1566-7774 ; 22
Keywords
metaphor identification, MIPVU, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
language studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-159523 (URN)10.1075/celcr.22.07nac (DOI)9789027204721 (ISBN)9789027261755 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-05-29 Created: 2019-05-29 Last updated: 2019-12-11Bibliographically approved
Johansson Falck, M. (2018). Embodied experience and the teaching and learning of L2 prepositions: a case study of abstract in and on. In: Andrea Tyler, Lihong Huang and Hana Jan (Ed.), What is applied cognitive linguistics?: Answers from current SLA research (pp. 287-304). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Embodied experience and the teaching and learning of L2 prepositions: a case study of abstract in and on
2018 (English)In: What is applied cognitive linguistics?: Answers from current SLA research / [ed] Andrea Tyler, Lihong Huang and Hana Jan, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2018, p. 287-304Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

How can body-world knowledge be used to facilitate the teaching and learning of abstract L2 prepositions? What role do learners' embodied understandings of the abstract relationships that are construed by means of the prepositions play? How can the teaching and learning of prepositions be made fun?

This chapter discusses the results of two corpus linguistic analyses of abstract in and on instances (Johansson Falck 2014, in press) as well as two small-scale, qualitative studies in which Swedish L2 learners of English were asked to discuss, draw and gesture their embodied understandings of some of the categories of abstract in and on instances that fell from the corpus data.

The corpus analyses show that abstract in and on instances fall into categories of related concepts that are systematically related to specific types of body-world knowledge. Some types of abstract concepts are consistently construed as containers (used with in), and others as supporting surfaces (used with on). The subsequent interventions with the Swedish L2 learners then showed that discussions about the embodied motivations for the categories of abstract in and on instances are useful starting points for learning the patterns of abstract in and on in a playful, creative and collaborative way. The learners' self-reports suggest that the approach has positive effects on learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2018
Series
Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL], ISSN 1861-4078 ; 38
Keywords
body-world knowledge, embodied motivations, prepositions, abstract concepts, in, on, L2, English, discussions, drawings
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
language studies; language teaching and learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144632 (URN)978-3-11-056971-1 (ISBN)978-3-11-057218-6 (ISBN)978-3-11-056989-6 (ISBN)
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, KAW 2009.0295The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (KVHAA), KAW 2009.0295
Available from: 2018-02-08 Created: 2018-02-08 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved
Johansson Falck, M. (2018). From ecological cognition to language: When and why do speakers use words metaphorically?. Metaphor and Symbol, 33(2), 61-84
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From ecological cognition to language: When and why do speakers use words metaphorically?
2018 (English)In: Metaphor and Symbol, ISSN 1092-6488, E-ISSN 1532-7868, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 61-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea that metaphorical meaning is guided by speakers’ experiences of the world is central to Conceptual Metaphor Theory. Yet little is known about the ways in which speakers’ understandings of objects in the world around them influence how they use words in metaphorical and nonmetaphorical ways. This article is a corpus linguistic analysis of the collocational patterns of metaphorical and non-metaphorical bridge instances from the Corpus of American English Corpus of Contemporary American English. The study shows that metaphorical and non-metaphorical uses of words are systematically linked to different types of real world experiences. It is argued that lexical metaphors are, in fact, lexico-encyclopedic conceptual metaphors (i.e., conceptual mappings that involve speakers’ understandings of specific target concepts by means of the specific source concepts that they refer to in metaphorical language), and that they are constrained by cognitive salience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Keywords
collocations, metaphor theory, lexico-encyclopedic conceptual (LEC) metaphors, embodied experience, affordances, cognitive salience
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Linguistics; language studies; Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147070 (URN)10.1080/10926488.2018.1434937 (DOI)000430942400001 ()2-s2.0-85045959523 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-09-28Bibliographically approved
Johansson Falck, M. (2017). Embodied motivations for abstract in and on constructions. In: Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Alba Luzondo Oyón and Paula Pérez Sobrino (Ed.), Constructing families of constructions: analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges (pp. 53-76). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Embodied motivations for abstract in and on constructions
2017 (English)In: Constructing families of constructions: analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges / [ed] Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Alba Luzondo Oyón and Paula Pérez Sobrino, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017, p. 53-76Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter investigates the relationship between abstract in and on constructions (i.e. grammatical form and meaning pairings (cf. Langacker 1987: 409; Goldberg 2005: 3) and body-world knowledge. Abstract in and on instances retrieved from the British National Corpus (BNC) are analyzed to identify what types of abstract concepts are construed as containing entities (used with the English preposition/particle in) and what types of abstract concepts are construed as objects/supporting surfaces (used with the preposition/particle on). Analyses show that abstract in and on constructions fall into families of constructions that refer to related concepts, and that these, in turn, are connected with specific types of embodied experiences. Body-world knowledge thus provides a principled way of explaining the constructions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017
Series
Human cognitive processing, ISSN 1387-6724 ; 58
Keywords
abstract concepts, prepositions, particles, body-world knowledge, English
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
language studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131313 (URN)9789027246745 (ISBN)9789027265654 (ISBN)
Projects
Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Second Language Teaching: A case study of the English prepositions in, at and on
Funder
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (KVHAA), 2009.0295Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2009.0295
Available from: 2017-02-10 Created: 2017-02-10 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Waldmann, C. & Johansson Falck, M. (2017). Tankar kring kring: En diakron studie av prepositionsbruket vid kognitionsverb. Språk & Stil, NF 27, 96-128
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tankar kring kring: En diakron studie av prepositionsbruket vid kognitionsverb
2017 (Swedish)In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. NF 27, p. 96-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with the usage of Swedish prepositions with cognition verbs. Our main focus is on the usage of the preposition kring ‘around’. The study is done within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics, and the notions of trajectory (TR) and landmark (LM) are used to describe the relationships involved. Questions asked are 1. Has the usage of kring with cognition verbs changed over time? If so, how? and 2. Has the preposition usage with the cognition verbs filosofera ‘philosophize’, fokusera ‘focus’, forska ‘research’, fundera ‘contemplate’, reflektera ‘reflect’, resonera ‘reason’, spekulera ‘speculate’, and tänka ‘think’ changed over time? If so, how?

The study is based on news texts from the period of 1923–2012 from the Korp Corpus. Taken together, the investigated data contains 3.7 million sentences and 56 million tokens of news texts.

Our results show that changes in the usages of the prepositions are specific to each verb rather than following an overall trend. Throughout the period, the verbs fokusera, fundera, reflektera, spekulera and tänka are used with prepositions that suggest that people’s thoughts (TR) are directed down towards, or into, abstract topics (LM). The verbs filosofera, forska, and resonera, on the other hand, are used with prepositions that suggest thinking (TR) around abstract topics (LM). There is an increase in the usage of kring with resonera, and a decrease in the usage of kring with fokusera.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2017
Keywords
cognition verbs, cognitive Linguistics, diachronic change, kring, mental representations, news texts, prepositions, Swedish
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
language studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143314 (URN)
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2009.0295The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (KVHAA), 2009.0295
Available from: 2017-12-20 Created: 2017-12-20 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Johansson Falck, M. (2016). What trajectors reveal about TIME metaphors: analysis of English and Swedish. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 21(1), 28-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What trajectors reveal about TIME metaphors: analysis of English and Swedish
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, ISSN 1384-6655, E-ISSN 1569-9811, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 28-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is an analysis of trajectors (i.e. located entities) in language about fixed durations of TIME. More specifically, trajectors in instances including the English prepositions in or on, or their Swedish equivalents i or , are analyzed. On the structure of the inverse Moving Observer/Moving Time metaphors (Lakoff & Johnson 1999) instances such as these should be construed relative to a Moving Observer, and trajectors people that move relative to fixed durations of TIME (as reflected in e.g. when we come to launching the 4th edition in early 1990). My analysis, however, suggests that our understanding of TIME through SPACE is more nuanced than suggested by these metaphors. In this specific context, trajectors are not typically people in motion, but rather events or processes located in, or on, unit of time landmarks. My study emphasizes the need to test the systematicity of the mappings proposed by Conceptual Metaphor Theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016
Keywords
Conceptual Metaphor Theory, TIME, SPACE, MOTION, trajectors
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114071 (URN)10.1075/ijcl.21.1.02fal (DOI)000375705400002 ()
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2009.0295
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Perlman, M., Clark, N. & Johansson Falck, M. (2015). Iconic prosody in story reading. Cognitive science, 39(6), 1348-1368
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Iconic prosody in story reading
2015 (English)In: Cognitive science, ISSN 0364-0213, E-ISSN 1551-6709, Vol. 39, no 6, p. 1348-1368Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent experiments have shown that people iconically modulate their prosody corresponding with the meaning of their utterance (e.g., Shintel et al., 2006). This article reports findings from a story reading task that expands the investigation of iconic prosody to abstract meanings in addition to concrete ones. Participants read stories that contrasted along concrete and abstract semantic dimensions of speed (e.g., a fast drive, slow career progress) and size (e.g., a small grasshopper,an important contract). Participants read fast stories at a faster rate than slow stories, and big stories with a lower pitch than small stories. The effect of speed was distributed across the stories,including portions that were identical across stories, whereas the size effect was localized to size related words. Overall, these findings enrich the documentation of iconicity in spoken language and bear on our understanding of the relationship between gesture and speech.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2015
Keywords
prosody, vocal gesture, speech production, iconicity
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95471 (URN)10.1111/cogs.12190 (DOI)000358620800007 ()25351919 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, VR 2007.1062Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, KAW 2009.0295
Available from: 2014-10-29 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson Falck, M. (2015). Linguistic theory and good practice: how cognitive linguistics could influence the teaching and learning of English prepositions. In: Lindgren, Eva, & Janet Enever (Ed.), Språkdidaktik: researching language teaching and learning (pp. 61-73). Umeå: Umeå Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Linguistic theory and good practice: how cognitive linguistics could influence the teaching and learning of English prepositions
2015 (English)In: Språkdidaktik: researching language teaching and learning / [ed] Lindgren, Eva, & Janet Enever, Umeå: Umeå Universitet , 2015, p. 61-73Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

How can we make the teaching and learning of grammar more interesting? How do we get away from rote learning to more efficient learning situations? How can we provide learners with a more holistic view of language, its speakers, and their contexts? These are questions that language teachers regularly seek to answer, but typically struggle with. In this chapter, I focus on the teaching and learning of the English prepositions in and on from a Swedish L2 perspective. It is argued that the theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics provides useful didactic information for practice in second language teaching and learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Universitet, 2015
Series
Umeå studies in language and literature ; 26
Series
Umeå Studies in Language and Literature ; 26
Keywords
English, prepositions, grammar, cognitive linguistics, L2 teaching and learning
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Linguistics; language teaching and learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103901 (URN)978-91-7601-194-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, KAW 2009.0295
Available from: 2015-06-03 Created: 2015-06-03 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson Falck, M. (2014). Temporal prepositions explained: Cross-linguistic analysis of English and Swedish unit of time landmarks. Cognitive Linguistic Studies, 1(2), 271-288
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Temporal prepositions explained: Cross-linguistic analysis of English and Swedish unit of time landmarks
2014 (English)In: Cognitive Linguistic Studies, ISSN 2213-8722, E-ISSN 2213-8730, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 271-288Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To what extent can factors such as the size of a unit of time landmark and zoomed in effects explain the patterns of temporal prepositions in English (Lindstromberg, 1998/2010)? How important are these factors cross-linguistically? This paper is a corpus linguistic analysis of unit of time landmarks in English, in and on instances, and in their Swedish equivalents, i and instances.My aims are to investigate how temporal in and on relationships are construed in terms of spatial ones and to identify shared and differing patterns between these two closely related languages. Shared patterns may provide clues in regard to which factors are salient when time is construed in terms of space. Differing patterns highlight the fact that a given way of construing time in terms of space is not the only alternative. Systematicity at this level of abstraction is potentially useful for the second language (L2) learner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014
Keywords
time, space, cross-linguistic, prepositions, English, Swedish
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96861 (URN)10.1075/cogls.1.2.05fal (DOI)
Projects
Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Second Language Teaching
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, KAW 2009.0295
Available from: 2014-12-04 Created: 2014-12-04 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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