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Books: Semantics/Cogn Science, English: Tyler, Evans

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  1. jreid, The Semantics of English Prepositions: Tyler, Evans

Message 1: The Semantics of English Prepositions: Tyler, Evans

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 16:03:33 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: The Semantics of English Prepositions: Tyler, Evans

Title: The Semantics of English Prepositions
Subtitle: Spatial Sciences, Embodied Meaning, and Cognition
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Author: Andrea Tyler, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Author: Vyvyan Evans, University of Sussex, Sussex, U.K. 
Hardback: ISBN: 0521814308, Pages: 266 / 54 line diagrams, Price:

Using a cognitive linguistics perspective, this work provides the most
comprehensive, theoretical analysis of the semantics of English
prepositions available. All English prepositions are originally coded
as spatial relations between two physical entities. While retaining
their original meaning, prepositions have also developed a rich set of
non-spatial meanings. Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans argue that all
the meanings are systematically related through a set of cognitive
principles, emphasizing the importance of human experience with the
world as the foundation for lexical meaning.

1. The nature of meaning; 2. Embodied meaning and spatial experience;
3. Towards a model of polysemy networks: spatial scenes and
conceptualization; 4. The case of over; 5. The vertical axis;
6. Spatial particles of orientation; 7. The bounded LM; 8. Conclusion.

Lingfield(s): Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG) 
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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