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Books: Cogn Science/Lang Acquisition: Cuyckens et al

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Message 1: Motivation in Language: Cuyckens et al (eds)

Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:30:30 +0000
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Subject: Motivation in Language: Cuyckens et al (eds)

Title: Motivation in Language
Subtitle: Studies in honor of G�nter Radden
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 243
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Hubert Cuyckens, University of Leuven 
Editor: Thomas Berg, University of Hamburg 
Editor: Ren� Dirven, University of Duisburg-Essen 
Editor: Klaus-Uwe Panther, University of Hamburg 
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247552, Pages: xxvi, 403 pp., Price: EUR 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588114260, Pages: xxvi, 403 pp., Price: USD 105.00

This volume contributes to the now one-century old question, 'Is the
link between forms and meanings in language essentially arbitrary, as
Saussure put it, or is it on the contrary also considerably
motivated?' The greater part of the papers (Sections 1-3) analyze
linguistic phenomena in which not arbitrary, but cognitively motivated
links between form and meaning play a role. As such, the contributions
in Section 1 examine selected aspects of motivation in the continuum
between lexicon and grammar; the contributions in Section 2 study the
factors underlying the range of (semantic) variants that attach to a
particular lexical item; and papers in Section 3 look at motivating
factors in linguistic items situated in and conceptualizing the
socio-cultural domain. A smaller set of papers in Section 4 point to
the role which learner motivation and attitudinal motivation may play
in applied linguistics domains.

Table of contents

Editors' foreword vii 
Acknowledgments viv 
In search of conceptual structure: Five milestones in the work of
G�nter Radden
 Ren� Dirven xiii 
Section 1: Motivation in lexico-grammar 
Extreme subjectification: English tense and modals 
 Ronald W. Langacker 3-26 
Meaning and context 
 John R. Taylor 27-48 
Lexical rules vs. constructions: A false dichotomy 
 William A. Croft 49-68 
Schemas and lexical blends 
 Suzanne Kemmer 69-97 
Valency and diathesis 
 Heinz Vater 99-122 
To get or to be? Use and acquisition of get- versus be-passives:
Evidence from children and adults
 Kerstin Meints 123-150 
Section 2: Motivation in the lexicon 
Space and time in Polish: The preposition za and the verbal prefix za-
 Elzbieta Tabakowska 153-177 
Functions of the preposition kuom in Dholuo 
 Mechthild Reh 179-201 
Grammaticalization of postpositions in German 
 Claudio di Meola 203-222 
Metonymy in cognitive linguistics: An analysis and a few modest proposals 
 Antonio Barcelona 223-255 
Section 3: Motivation in socio-cultural conceptualizations 
How language is conceptualized and metaphorized in Japanese: An essay
in language ideology
 Yoshihiko Ikegami 259-271 
The ever-stifling essentialism: Language and conflict in Poland (1991-1993) 
 Karol Janicki 273-295 
Motion metaphorized in the economic domain 
 Olaf J�kel 297-318 
Section 4: Motivation in applied linguistics 
English in the world and English in the school 
 Willis Edmondson and Juliane House 321-345 
Attitudes towards Luganda, Kiswahili, English, and mother tongue as
media of instruction in Uganda
 Meike Sprenger-Tasch 347-366 
Style labels in monolingual English learner's dictionaries 
 Wolfgang H�nig 367-389 
Name Index 391-396 
Subject Index 397-403

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

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