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LINGUIST List 17.2485

Tue Sep 05 2006

Books: Cognitive Science/Semantics: Geeraerts

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Words and Other Wonders: Geeraerts

Message 1: Words and Other Wonders: Geeraerts
Date: 05-Sep-2006
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Words and Other Wonders: Geeraerts

Title: Words and Other Wonders
Subtitle: Papers on Lexical and Semantic Topics
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 33
Published: 2006
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://http://www.degruyter.com/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110190427-1&l=E

Author: Dirk Geeraerts,
Hardback: ISBN: 3110190427 Pages: 493 Price: Europe EURO 98.00 Comment: for USA, Mexico, Canada: US$ 132.30

Cognitive Linguistics has given a major impetus to the study of semantics
and the lexicon. The present volume brings together seventeen previously
published papers that testify to the fruitfulness of Cognitive Linguistics for
the study of lexical and semantic topics. Spanning the period from the late
1980s to recent years, the collection features a number of papers that may
be considered classics within the field of cognitive linguistic lexicology.

The papers are grouped in thematic sections. The first section deals with
prototypicality as a theoretical and practical model of semantic description.
The second section discusses polysemy and criteria for distinguishing
between meanings. The third section tackles questions of meaning
description beyond the level of words, on the level of idioms and
constructions. The following section casts the net even wider, dealing with
the cultural aspects of meaning. Moving away from the theoretical and
descriptive perspective towards applied concerns, the fifth section looks at
lexicography from the point of view of Cognitive Linguistics. The final section
has a metatheoretical orientation: it discusses the history and methodology
of lexical semantics.

Each paper is preceded by a newly written introduction that situates the text
against the period in which it was first published, but that also points to
further developments, in the author's own research or in Cognitive Linguistics
at large.

The variety of topics dealt with make this book an excellent introduction to
the broad field of lexicological and lexical semantic research.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng )

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