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LINGUIST List 16.3611

Mon Dec 19 2005

Books: Ling Theories/Cognitive Science:Dancygier,Sweetser

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Mental Spaces in Grammar: Dancygier, Sweetser


Message 1: Mental Spaces in Grammar: Dancygier, Sweetser
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Mental Spaces in Grammar: Dancygier, Sweetser


Title: Mental Spaces in Grammar
Subtitle: Conditional Constructions
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 108
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521844680

Author: Barbara Dancygier
Author: Eve Sweetser,
Hardback: ISBN: 0521844681 Pages: 312 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521844681 Pages: 312 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Abstract:

Conditional constructions have long fascinated linguists, grammarians and
philosophers. In this pioneering new study, Barbara Dancygier and Eve
Sweetser offer a new descriptive framework for the study of conditionality,
broadening the range of richly described conditional constructions. They
explore theoretical issues such as the compositionality of constructional
meaning, describing both the mental-space building processes underlying
conditional thinking, and the form-meaning relationship involved in
expressing conditionality. Using a broad range of attested English
conditional constructions, the book examines inter-constructional
relationships. Within the framework of Mental Spaces theory, shared
parameters of meaning are shown to be relevant to conditional constructions
generally, as well as to related temporal and causal constructions. This
significant contribution to the field will be welcomed by a wide range of
researchers in theoretical and cognitive linguistics.

1. Conditional constructions, mental spaces, and semantic compositionality
2. Prediction, alternativity, and epistemic stance
3. Tense, epistemic distance, and embedded spaces
4. Future and present forms in conditional constructions
5. Non-alternatives and alternatives: mental spaces in different domains
6. Then and even if: mental space deixis and referential uniqueness
7. Clause order and space-building: if, because, unless, and except if
8. Uniqueness and negative stance: only if and if only
9. Coordinate constructions and conditional meaning
10. The Door-scraper in the Wild Wood: conditional constructions and
frame-based space-building


Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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