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xv, 356 p.: ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: what is cognitive linguistics?-- Part I. A Conceptual Approach to Linguistic Analysis: 2. Frames, domains, spaces: the organisation of conceptual structure-- 3. Conceptualization and construal operations-- 4. Categories, concepts and meanings-- Part II. Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics: 5. Polysemy: the construal of sense boundaries-- 6. A dynamic construal approach to sense relations I: hyponymy and metonymy-- 7. A dynamic construal approach to sense relations II: antonymy and complementarity-- 8. Metaphor-- Part III. Cognitive Approaches to Grammatical Form: 9. From Idioms to Construction Grammar-- 10. An overview of construction grammars-- 11. The usage-based model-- 12. Conclusion: cognitive linguistics and beyond.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521667708 20160528
Cognitive Linguistics argues that language is governed by general cognitive principles, rather than by a special-purpose language module. This introductory textbook surveys the field of cognitive linguistics as a distinct area of study, presenting its theoretical foundations and the arguments supporting it. Clearly organised and accessibly written, it provides a useful introduction to the relationship between language and cognitive processing in the human brain. It covers the main topics likely to be encountered in a course or seminar, and provides a synthesis of study and research in this fast-growing field of linguistics. The authors begin by explaining the conceptual structures and cognitive processes governing linguistic representation and behaviour, and go on to explore cognitive approaches to lexical semantics, as well as syntactic representation and analysis, focusing on the closely related frameworks of cognitive grammar and construction grammar. This much-needed introduction will be welcomed by students in linguistics and cognitive science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521667708 20160528
Green Library
LINGUIST-130B-01, LINGUIST-130B-01
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vii, 526 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- Fuzzy Grammar: the nature of grammatical categories and their representation -- PART 1 -- Philosophical background -- 1. Aristotle on the categories -- 2. Frege on concepts -- 3. Vagueness -- 4. Family resemblances -- 5. The phenomena of vagueness -- PART 2 -- Categories in cognition -- 6. The boundaries of words and their meanings -- 7. Principles of categorization -- 8. Jackendoff on categorisation, fuzziness and family resemblances -- 9. Discreteness -- 10. The importance of categorisation -- PART 3 -- Categories in grammar -- 11. Jespersen on the parts of speech -- 12. English word classes -- 13. A notional approach to the parts of speech -- 14. Syntactic categories and notional features -- 15. Bounded regions -- 16. The discourse basis for lexical categories in Universal Grammar -- 17. Grammatical categories -- PART 4 -- Gradience in grammar -- 18. Bolinger on gradience -- 19. Degrees of grammaticalness -- 20. Descriptive statement and serial relationship -- 21. On the analysis of linguistic vagueness -- 22. Nouniness -- 23. The coordination-subordination gradient -- 24. The nature of graded judgments -- PART 5 -- Criticisms and responses -- 25. Description of language design -- 26. Prototypes save -- 27. Fuzziness and categorization -- 28. The discrete nature of syntactic categories: against a prototype-based account.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199262564 20160619
This work brings together classic and recent papers in the philosophical and linguistic analysis of fuzzy grammar, of gradience in meaning, word classes and syntax. Issues such as how many grains make a heap, when a puddle becomes a pond, and so forth, have occupied thinkers since Aristotle and, since the 1980s, have been the subject of increasing interest among linguists as well as in fields such as artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. The work is designed to be of use to students in all these fields. It has a substantial introduction, is divided into thematic parts, contains annotated sections of further reading, and is fully indexed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199262564 20160619
Green Library
LINGUIST-130B-01, LINGUIST-130B-01
Book
xii, 424 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • PART ONE: FUNDAMENTAL NOTIONS-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Logical Matters-- 3. Types and Dimensions of Meaning-- 4. Compositionality-- PART TWO: WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS-- 5. Introduction to Lexical Semantics-- 6. Contextual Variability of Word Meaning-- 7. Word Meanings and Concepts-- 8. Paradigmatic Sense Relations of Inclusion and Identity-- 9. Paradigmatic Relations of Exclusion and Opposition-- 10. Word Fields-- 11. Extensions of Meaning-- 12. Syntagmatic Relations-- 13. Lexical Decomposition-- PART THREE: SEMANTICS AND GRAMMAR-- 14. Grammatical Semantics-- PART FOUR: PRAGMATICS-- 15. Reference and Deixis-- 16. Speech Acts-- 17. Implicatures-- Conclusion-- Answers to Questions-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198700104 20160528
  • Part 1 Fundamental notions: Logical matters-- types and dimensions of meaning-- compositionality. Part 2 Words and their meanings: Introduction to lexical semantics-- contextual variability of word meaning-- word meanings and concepts-- paradigmatic sense relations of inclusion and identity-- paradigmatic relations of exclusion and opposition-- word fields-- extensions of meaning-- syntagmatic relations-- lexical decomposition. Part 3 Semantics and grammar-- grammatical semantics. Part 4 Pragmatics: reference and deixis-- speech acts-- implicatures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198700111 20160528
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which meaning is conveyed in language. It covers topics normally considered to fall under pragmatics, as well as semantic matters. The author seeks, above all, to display and to explain the richness and subtlety of meaning, and to that end provides abundant exemplification throughout the text. Numerous exercises (and suggested answers) are provided at every stage. The book is not bound to any particular theory, but provides explanations of theoretical approaches and perspectives as the context requires. The author stresses the need for conceptual clarity in all analyses of meaning. Meaning in Language is readable and vigorous, written with style and wit. It will be widely welcomed by students in linguistics, philosophy, and literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198700104 20160528
Green Library
LINGUIST-130B-01, LINGUIST-130B-01