Cognitive Linguistics Investigations

Across languages, fields and philosophical boundaries

| University of Wales at Bangor
ISBN 9789027223685 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027293770 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
The total body of papers presented in this volume captures research across a variety of languages and language groups, to show how particular elements of linguistic description draw on otherwise separate aspects (or fields) of linguistic investigation. As such, this volume captures a diversity of research interest from the field of cognitive linguistics. These areas include: lexical semantics, cognitive grammar, metaphor, prototypes, pragmatics, narrative and discourse, computational and translation models; and are considered within the contexts of: language change, child language acquisition, language and culture, grammatical features and word order and gesture. Despite possible differences in philosophical approach to the role of language in cognitive tasks, these papers are similar in a fundamental way: they all share a commitment to the view that human categorization involves mental concepts that have fuzzy boundaries and are culturally and situation-based.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 15]  2006.  xiii, 334 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Bibliographical information
1. Introduction: Research issues in cognitive linguistics
June Luchjenbroers
Cultural models and conceptual mappings
2. When does cognitive linguistics become cultural?: Case studies in Tagalog voice and Shona noun classifiers
Gary B. Palmer
3. Purple persuasion: Deliberative rhetoric and conceptual blending
Seana Coulson and Todd Oakley
4. Depicting fictive motion in drawings
Teenie Matlock
5. Discourse, gesture, and mental spaces manoeuvers: Inside vs. outside F-space
June Luchjenbroers
Computational models and conceptual mappings
6. In search of meaning: The acquisition of semantic structure and morphological systems
Ping Li
7. Grammar and language production: Where do function words come from?
Joost Schilperoord and Arie Verhagen
8. Word recognition and word merger
Paul Warren
Linguistic components and conceptual mappings
9. Verbal explication and the place of NSM semantics in cognitive linguistics
Cliff Goddard
10. “How do you know she’s a woman?”: Features, prototypes and category stress in Turkish ‘kadin’ and ‘kiz’
Robin Turner
11. Cross-linguistic polysemy in tactile verbs
Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano
12. How experience structures the conceptualization of causality
Maarten Lemmens
13. Subjective predicates in Japanese: A cognitive approach
Satoshi Uehara
14. Figure, ground and connexity: Evidence from Xhosa narrative
David Gough
15. Discourse organization and coherence
Ming-Ming Pu
Name Index
Subject Index
“Prepared by researchers from universities in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France, USA, Turkey and Holland, this volume constitutes a significant contribution to the field of cognitive and cultural linguistics. Just as the subtitle 'Across languages, fields and philosophical boundaries' suggests, the fifteen chapters cover an extensive selection of concepts and notions that are of interest for everyone dealing with such fields as language acquisition, video data analysis, gesture, Blending Theory, fictive motion and the like. [...] An important merit of the book is the fact that some papers go beyond mere linguistic investigations, and provide revealing insights into some cultural (Palmer; Goddard; Turner), socio-political (Coulson & Oakley) and psychological (Uehara; Pu) phenomena.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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