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LINGUIST List 17.390

Mon Feb 06 2006

Books: Cognitive Science/Semantics: Itkonen

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Analogy as Structure and Process: Itkonen

Message 1: Analogy as Structure and Process: Itkonen
Date: 26-Jan-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Analogy as Structure and Process: Itkonen

Title: Analogy as Structure and Process
Subtitle: Approaches in linguistics, cognitive psychology and philosophy of science
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 14
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HCP%2014

Author: Esa Itkonen, University of Turku
Hardback: ISBN: 9027223661 Pages: xiv, 249 Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027223661 Pages: xiv, 249 Price: U.S. $ 132.00

The concept of analogy is of central concern to modern cognitive
scientists, whereas it has been largely neglected in linguistics in the
past four decades. The goal of this thought-provoking book is (1) to
introduce a cognitively and linguistically viable notion of analogy; and
(2) to re-establish and build on traditional linguistic analogy-based
research. As a starting point, a general definition of analogy is offered
that makes the distinction between analogy-as-structure and

Chapter 2 deals with analogy as used in traditional linguistics. It
demonstrates how phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and diachronic
linguistics make use of analogy and discusses linguistic domains in which
analogy does or did not work. The appendix gives a description of a
computer program, which performs such instances of analogy-based syntactic
analysis as have long been claimed impossible.

Chapter 3 supports the ultimate (non-modular) 'unity of the mind' and
discusses the existence of pervasive analogies between language and such
cognitive domains as vision, music, and logic.

The final chapter presents evidence for the view that the cosmology of
every culture is based on analogy.

At a more abstract level, the role of analogy in scientific change is
scrutinized, resulting in a meta-analogy between myth and science.

Table of contents

Preface ix
Introduction xi-xiii
1. The concept of analogy 1-66
2. Analogy inside linguistics 67-127
3. Analogy and/or overlap between language and other cognitive domains
4. Analogy (mainly) outside linguistics 165-197
5. Concluding remarks 199-202
Appendix 203-220
Notes 221-227
References 229-241
Name index 243-245
Subject index 247-249

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng )

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