Mehri from the gravel desert village of Rabkut. All speakers have been educated to secondary level; they have formal knowledge of Arabic, but use the local language in their daily lives. Note that the Mehri and Śḥerɛ̄t data analysed here is a sub-set of a >500-minute body of audio-visualdata recorded
Cognitive linguistics is purported to be a usage-based approach, yet only recently has research in some of its subfields turned to spontaneous spoken (versus written) language data. The collection of Alan Cienki’s
Ten Lectures on Spoken Language and Gesture from the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics considers what it means to apply different approaches from within this field to the dynamic, multimodal combination of speech and gesture.
The lectures encompass such main paradigms as blending and mental space theory, conceptual metaphor and metonymy, construction and cognitive grammars, image schemas, and mental simulation in relation to semantics. Overall, Alan Cienki shows that taking the usage-based commitment seriously with audio-visual data raises new issues and questions for theoretical models in cognitive linguistics.
On the 10th and 11th of November 1944, a mass arrest or razzia took place in the Rotterdam area. More than 52.000 residents of Rotterdam and Schiedam between the ages of 17 and 40 were deported by the German occupation troops to perform forced labour, also called the ‘Arbeitseinsatz’. The project ‘Reis van de Razzia [Road of the Razzia]’ was started because the nature and extent of this event are relatively unknown to the current residents. For this project, 76 interviews with witnesses were conducted. These interviews give insight into what happened and what remains of an individual’s freedom to act in an oppressed society. To this end, attention was paid not only to the experiences of those who were taken away, but also to the experiences of their family members and to the perceptions those who remained in this threatening situation had of each other. The report of the Den Drijver brothers was chosen as an example. The combination of their differing experiences sheds light on the dillemmas such circumstances create.
Model of Topics, in which explicit multimodal elements (audio-visualdata) represent the factual premises of argumentative enthymemes. This hypothesis needs to be empirically confirmed through a future corpus analysis.
In the eighth chapter, “Employing film form and style in the argumentative
prompts for interview, discussion or analysis, they exist only as captures of walking-with. The video captures or moving images “generate a rich panoply of primary audio-visualdata that bear witness to phenomena that often escape talk and text based methods. They also provide lively materials for
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