This book analyzes events and narratives from the points of view of literature, grammar, discourse, and semantics. The contributors explore the issues related to the ways of portraying stories and their events within a cultural and literary framework. They also examine the role of prefixes in construing events and asymmetries that exist in time-creating event markers from a contrastive perspective. The contributions focus on narrativity as a semantic category, and on how events are described in signed languages. They place the event and narrative categories at the center of interest and their specific goals are pursued by applying different, both qualitative and quantitative, research methods.
Janusz Badio is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and General Linguistics, University of Lodz, Poland. He is author and co-editor of several publications in the field of Language Studies. His research concentrates on various aspects of cognitive linguistics, narration, events and the dynamic character of meaning construal. He is also interested in empirical, especially experimental, methods in language studies.