Jordan Zlatev is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, and is also one of the coordinators of the interdisciplinary Centre for Cognitive Semiotics (CCS), which investigates the evolution, ontogeny, history, typology and neuroscience of different semiotic resources. His research focuses on the role of bodily mimesis and the relations between language and consciousness. Mats Andrén is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University, Sweden, and he is also a member of the Centre for Cognitive Semiotics (CCS). His thesis work focuses on semiotic, cognitive, and interactional aspects of the development of children’s gestures.Carita Lundmark is a Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at KristianstadUniversity College, Sweden. She did her PhD thesis on how conventionalmetaphors and metaphorical expressions are used for creative purposes inBritish magazine advertising, and is currently using a newspaper corpus toinvestigate the metaphorical use of downward motion verbs in English.Marlene Johansson Falck’s PhD thesis discusses how important inventions and discoveries have helped us to structure language and thought in metaphorical ways. She is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is conducting research on motion metaphor combining corpus-linguistic and experimental methods.