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Message 1: Grammars: Concept, Image and Symbol (Langacker)

Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 10:18:15 +0100
From: Julia Ulrich <Julia.UlrichdeGruyter.com>
Subject: Grammars: Concept, Image and Symbol (Langacker)

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>From the series Cognitive Linguistic Research

Series Editors: Rene Dirven, Ronald W. Langacker


CONCEPT, IMAGE AND SYMBOL
The Cognitive Basis of Grammar

Ronald W. Langacker

2nd edition with a new preface

2002. 23 x 15,5 cm. x, 395 pages. 131 figures.
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(COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS RESEARCH 1)

This research monograph develops and illustrates an innovative theory
of linguistic structure, called "cognitive grammar", and applies it to
representative phenomena in English and other languages. Cognitive
grammar views language as an integral facet of cognition and claims
that grammatical structure cannot be understood or revealingly
described independently of semantic considerations. It argues that
grammar forms a continuum with the lexicon and is reducible to
symbolic relationships (i.e. form-meaning pairings), and consequently
that all valid grammatical constructs have some kind of conceptual
import.

"Langacker [...]has been one of the most productive and visible of the
cognitive linguistic theorists, and one of the most influential in
bringing linguistics as a discipline into line with the compelling
work of the other cognitive theorists in social science fields." (Eve
Sweetser and Patricia Hunt in Semiotica)

"The most coherent and detailed body of research in 'cognitive
linguistics'" (H. Stephen Straight and Matthew T. Davidson in
International Studies in Philosophy)

FROM THE CONTENTS

PREFACE

1. INTRODUCTION

1. Linguistic semantics
2. Dimensions of imagery
3. Grammar as image
4. Grammatical organization
5. Grammatical classes
6. Grammatical constructions
7. Conclusion

2. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE IN CORA

1. Theoretical preliminaries
2. Enclosure
3. Topographical domain
4. Accessibility
5. Scope
6. Implications

3. NOUNS AND VERBS

1. Issues
2. Basic concepts
3. Bounding
4. Interconnection
5. Count vs. Mass nouns
6. Relations
7. Processes
8. Motivation
9. Perfective vs. Imperfective processes
10. Progressives
11. Abstract nouns
12. Conclusion

4. THE ENGLISH PASSIVE

1. Grammar and analyzability
2. Descriptive framework
3. The passive construction

5. ABSTRACT MOTION

1. Basic concepts and assumptions
2. The characterization of verbs
3. Objective mtion
4. Subjective motion
5. Avenues of semantic extension

6. GRAMMATICAL VALENCE

1. Canonical instances
2. Noncanonical instances
3. Further departures from the canon
4. Scope and morphological layering

7. ACTIVE ZONES

1. The phenomenon
2. Analysis
3. Grammatical implications

8. THE YUMAN AUXILIARY

9. TRANSITIVITY, CASE, AND GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS

1. The conception of actions and events
2. Unmarked linguistic coding
3. Marked coding
4. Case
5. Causative constructions

10. A USAGE-BASED MODEL

1. Two conceptions of generality
2. The network conception
3. General applicability
4. Distribution
5. Conclusion

11. AUTONOMY AND AGREEMENT

1. The autonomy issue
2. The symbolic alternative
3. Grammatical markings
4. Agreement
5. Conclusion

12. SUBJECTIFICATIONS
1. Perspective
2. Grounding
3. The nature of subjectification
4. A spatial example
5. The future sense of 'go'
6. Modals
7. Possession and perfect aspect
8. Conclusion

FINAL REMARKS

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX


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