Theory and Practice in Functional-Cognitive Space

| University of Santiago de Compostela
| University of Almería
Honorary Editor
| The Complutense University of Madrid
ISBN 9789027215789 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027270146 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The differences among functionalist, cognitivist and/or constructionist models are generally taken to be not absolute, but rather a matter of emphasis and degree, with an increasing permeability between paradigms arising from cross-fertilizing influences. This book further explores this burgeoning area of research through the notion of functional-cognitive space, namely, the topography of the space occupied by functional, cognitivist and/or constructionist models against the background of formalist approaches in general and of Chomsky’s Minimalism in particular. Specifically, the twelve contributions in the present volume update the reader on recent developments in functionalism (Systemic Functional Grammar, Functional Discourse Grammar and Role and Reference Grammar) and cognitivism (Word Grammar, (Cognitive) Construction Grammar and the Lexical Contructional Model). Plotting cognitive-space proves particularly adequate for situating the six models represented in this volume, not only in relation to each other, but also potentially with respect to a wide spectrum of functionalist, cognitivist and/or constructionist models.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. Plotting functional-cognitive space
María de los Ángeles Gómez González, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco Gonzálvez-García and Angela Downing
Part I. Systemic Functional Linguistics
Giving it my best shot : Towards a coherent functional analysis of metaphorically-derived processes with particular attention to the ‘light verb’ expressions
Gordon H. Tucker
The cultural classification of ‘things’: A system network for English noun senses
Robin P. Fawcett
An interpersonal study of The Leading Hotels of the World. A systemic-functional social-semiotic approach
Aresenio Jesús Moya-Guijarro and José María González Lanza
Theme and variations
Margaret Berry, Geoff Thompson † and Hilary Hillier
Part II. Functional Discourse Grammar
Modification as a propositional act
Jan Rijkhoff
Derivational morphology in Functional Discourse Grammar
Daniel García Velasco and Evelien Keizer
"Agreement" as a perspectivizing device in discourse: The view from French
Francis Cornish
Part III. Role and Reference Grammar
Interfacing the lexicon and an ontology in a linking system
Robert D. Van Valin Jr. and Ricardo Mairal-Usón
From directionals to telics: Meaning construction, word-formation and grammaticalisation in Role and Reference Grammar
Javier Martín Arista and Francisco J. Cortés-Rodriguez
Part IV. Cognitively-oriented and construction-based approaches
Cognitive functionalism in language education
Richard A. Hudson
“That’s so a construction!” : Some reflections on innovative uses of “so” in Present-day English
Francisco Gonzálvez-García
Constructing discourse and discourse constructions
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez and María de los Ángeles Gómez González
Name index
Term index
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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