New Pathways in Linguistics 2011




The volume is avalable HERE.

The leitmotif of the fourth volume of New Pathways in Linguistics is emotions as cognitive processes.

The recent years have brought a growing scholarly awareness of the nonlinear, dynamic and emergent nature of language processes. Natural language, while having a dual design, which is both mental and physical, is essentially a dynamic, multilayer and momentary process, fed by and co-existing with other life processes within the macroscale of the global ecosystem, as well as within the microscale of the individual communicator's biological-mental constitution. Emotions as cognitive processes are the key mechanisms in the ever-changing, pulsating language process. It is cognitive emotions that individuate language and communication.