Dr. Anna Drogosz

Dr. Anna Drogosz received her doctorate from the Department of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, and is currently employed at the University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland. Author of two monographs and thirty papers, she specializes in Cognitive Linguistics.

Her main academic interests center around the function of figurative language in scientific discourse, with focus on the impact of conceptual metaphors on reasoning about scientific concepts. Anna is a member of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association. To share with other scholars the ideas about evolution, language, and communication, she initiated a Communication and Evolution Research Group.

In her popular undergraduate talks, she lets her students in on the secrets of the meaning and plot construction in science-fiction and fantasy film — combining her passion for academia with meeting new people and public speaking.

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A Cognitive Semantics Approach to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION ranks among the most influential of modern scientific theories. Applying the methodology of COGNITIVE SEMANTICS , this study investigates how metaphors based on domains of JOURNEY, STRUGGLE, TREE and HUMAN AGENCY serve to conceptualize key concepts of Darwin’s theory — such as evolutionary change, natural selection, and relationships among organisms.

At the outset the author identifies original metaphors in The Origin of Species, to turn to their realizations in modern discourse on evolution in later chapters.
Thus, the study uncovers how metaphors contribute to structuring the theory by expressing it in a coherent and attractive way, and how they provide mental
tools for reasoning.

As the first comprehensive study of conceptual metaphors that underlie Darwin’s theory and affect the way we talk and think about evolution, it may be of
interest not only to linguists and evolutionary biologists but also to anyone interested in the interconnection between thought and language.

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Our Authors

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Stefan Karwowski

Dr. Anna Drogosz received her doctorate from the Department of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, and is currently employed at the University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland. Author of two monographs and thirty papers, she specializes in Cognitive Linguistics

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Cezary Baryka

Dr. Anna Drogosz received her doctorate from the Department of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, and is currently employed at the University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland. Author of two monographs and thirty papers, she specializes in Cognitive Linguistics

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Maurycy Mochnacki

Dr. Anna Drogosz received her doctorate from the Department of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, and is currently employed at the University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland. Author of two monographs and thirty papers, she specializes in Cognitive Linguistics