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Books: Cognitive Science: Dirven et al (Eds)

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  1. paul, Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics: Dirven, Verspoor (Eds)

Message 1: Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics: Dirven, Verspoor (Eds)

Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:48:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics: Dirven, Verspoor (Eds)

Title: Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics
Subtitle: Second revised edition
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics in Practice 1

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: Ren´┐Ż Dirven, University of Duisberg-Essen
Editor: Marjolijn H. Verspoor, University of Groningen

Paperback: ISBN: 9027219060, Pages: xii, 277 pp., Price: EURO 33.00


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.

This Second Revised Edition is corrected, updated and expanded.

Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics is clearly presented
and organized after having been tested in several courses in various

Includes exercises (solutions to be found on the Internet).

Table of contents

Preface ix--xii 
1. The cognitive basis of language: Language and thought 1--23 
2. What's in a word? Lexicology 25--48 
3. Meaningful building blocks: Morphology 49--74 
4. Putting concepts together: Syntax 75--100 
5. The sounds of language: Phonetics and Phonology 101--126 
6. Language, culture and meaning: Cross-cultural semantics 127--148
7. Doing things with words: Pragmatics 149--177 
8. Structuring texts: Text linguistics 179--201 
9. Language across time: Historical linguistics 203--230 
10. Comparing languages: Language: classification, typology, and
 contrastive linguistics 231--258

References 259--268 
Subject index 269--277

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

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