LINGUIST List 12.221

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Books: Cognitive Linguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Cognitive Linguistics: Meaning and Cognition, Complementation

Message 1: Cognitive Linguistics: Meaning and Cognition, Complementation

Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 15:18:53 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics: Meaning and Cognition, Complementation

John Benjamins Publishing announces these two new works in Cognitive 

Meaning and Cognition.
A multidisciplinary approach.
Liliana ALBERTAZZI (University of Trento) (ed.)
Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 2
US & Canada: 1 55619 681 4 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3887 1 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

The aim of this book is to present significant aspects of cognitive
grammar by adopting an interdisciplinary approach. The book provides
an interplay of contributions by some exponents of cognitive grammar
(Langacker, Croft, Wood, Geeraerts, K�vecses, Wildgen), and
philosophers of language (Albertazzi, Marconi, Peruzzi, Violi) who, in
most cases, share a phenomenological and Gestalt approach to the
problem of semantics.

The topics covered include themes that are central to the debate in
cognitive grammar, such as, metaphor, construal operations,
prototypicality, Gestalt schemes and field semantics. The book offers
evidence to support the cognitive hypothesis in semantics and the
existence of a close connection between the structures of perception
and the categories of natural language. Because of the approach
employed, with its consideration of borderline aspects among
semantics, linguistics, theoretical reflection and historical
analysis, the book marks out a route for a philosophical inquiry
complementary to a cognitive approach to the semantics of natural

Contributions by: 
Liliana Albertazzi; Ronald W. Langacker; Diego Marconi; William Croft
and Esther J. Wood; Dirk Geeraerts; Patricia Violi; Zolt�n K�vecses;
Alberto Peruzzi; Wolfgang Wildgen.


Cognitive and functional perspectives.
Kaoru HORIE (Tohoku University) (ed.)
Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 1
US & Canada: 1 55619 211 8 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3886 3 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

Complementation, i.e. predication encoded in argument slots, is
well-renowned for its syntactic and semantic variability across
languages. As such, it poses a tantalizing descriptive/explanatory
challenge to linguists of any theoretical persuasion. Recent
developments in Cognitive and Functional-typological linguistics have
enabled researchers to address various unexplored research questions
on complementation phenomena. The seven papers included in this volume
represent the most recent endeavors to explore cognitive-functional
foundations of complementation phenomena from various theoretical
perspectives (Cognitive Grammar, Mental Space Theory, Typology,
Discourse-functional linguistics, Cognitive Science). The seven papers
are prefaced by an introductory chapter (Kaoru Horie and Bernard
Comrie) situates the current volume within the major complementation
studies of the past forty years. This work presents a new theoretical
venue of complementation studies and enhances our understanding of
this complex yet intriguing syntactic and semantic phenomenon.

Contributions by: 
Michel Achard; David Beck; Bernard Comrie; Nicole Delbecque; Kaoru Horie; 
Maria Polinsky; Satoko Suzuki; and Marjolijn Verspoor.

 John Benjamins Publishing Co.
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