LINGUIST List 10.692

Thu May 6 1999

Books: Textbook: General Linguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Textbook: Intro to Linguistics, Cognitive style

Message 1: Textbook: Intro to Linguistics, Cognitive style

Date: Thu, 06 May 1999 14:58:26 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Textbook: Intro to Linguistics, Cognitive style

John Benjamins Publishing announces the following new textbook for use in
intro courses:

Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics.
Rene DIRVEN and Marjolijn VERSPOOR
Cognitive Linguistics in Practice 1
US & Canada: 1 55619 197 9 / USD 60.00 (Hardcover) 1 55619 198 7 /
USD 24.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 1901 X / NLG 120.00 (Hardcover) 90 272 1902 8 /
NLG 50.00 (Paperback)

Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics is designed as a
comprehensive introductory text for first and second-year university
students of language and linguistics. It provides a chapter on each of
the more established areas in linguistics such as lexicology,
morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology, historical linguistics,
and language typology and on some of the newer areas such as
cross-cultural semantics, pragmatics, text linguistics and contrastive

In each of these areas language is explored as part of a cognitive
system comprising perception, emotion, categorisation, abstraction
processes, and reasoning. All these cognitive abilities may interact
with language and be influenced by language. Thus the study of
language in a sense becomes the study of the way we express and
exchange ideas and thoughts.

Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics is clearly presented
and organized after having been tested in several courses in various
countries. It contains contributions from 15 specialists from 9

Some key features of the text are: overviews and summaries for each
chapter; a great many illustrations, examples, figures and tables;
defined technical terms printed in bold; full index; annotated further
reading lists for each chapter; exercises at the end of each chapter;
detailed solutions to exercises on Internet. (This publication is
sponsored by the European Socrates Bureau. Adapted editions for
Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish are in preparation.)

Contributions by: Johan De Caluwe; Rene Dirven; Dirk Geeraerts; Cliff
Goddard; Stef Grondelaers; Ralf Porings; Gunther Radden; Willy
Serniclaes; Marcello Soffritti; Wilbert Spooren; John Taylor; Ignacio
Vaquez; Marjolijn Verspoor; Anna Wierzbicka; Margaret Winters.

			John Benjamins Publishing Co. 
Offices:	Philadelphia			Amsterdam:
Phone:		+215 836-1200			+31 20 6762325
Fax: 		+215 836-1204			+31 20 6739773
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