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LINGUIST List 19.1111

Thu Apr 03 2008

Books: Cognitive Science/Psycholing/Lang Acq: De Knop, De Rycker (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Cognitive Approaches to Pedagogical Grammar: De Knop, De Rycker (Eds)


Message 1: Cognitive Approaches to Pedagogical Grammar: De Knop, De Rycker (Eds)
Date: 02-Apr-2008
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Cognitive Approaches to Pedagogical Grammar: De Knop, De Rycker (Eds)
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Title: Cognitive Approaches to Pedagogical Grammar
Subtitle: A Volume in Honour of René Dirven
Series Title: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 9
Published: 2008
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110195958-1

Editor: Sabine De Knop
Editor: Teun De Rycker
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110195958 Pages: 444 Price: Europe EURO 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110195958 Pages: 444 Price: U.S. $ 130.00 Comment: For orders placed in North America
Abstract:

In the last 25 years foreign language teaching has been able to increase
its efficiency through an orientation towards authentic language materials,
pragmatic language functions and interactive learning methods. However, so
far foreign language teaching has lacked a sufficiently strong theoretical
framework to support the teaching of language in all its aspects. Arguably,
such a linguistic theory has to be usage-based and cognition-oriented.
Since cognitive linguistics - and especially cognitive grammar - is
concerned with conceptual issues against the larger background of human
cognition and because it is based on actual language use, it becomes a
powerful tool for dealing adequately with the main issues of a pedagogical
grammar. A pedagogical grammar aims at providing all the essential
linguistic patterns considered relevant by theoretical and descriptive
linguistics for the preparation of teaching materials and their
exploitation in foreign language instruction.

The volume contains thirteen contributions organized into three parts. In
Part 1 Langacker, Taylor and Broccias introduce the basic grammar concepts,
rules and models that are available in cognitive linguistics and which are
directly relevant to the construction of a pedagogical grammar. Meunier, on
the other hand, describes how such a grammar could benefit from corpus
linguistics. Part 2 looks at some cognitive tools and conceptual errors
with contributions by Danesi and Maldonado and also reconsiders contrastive
analysis in the papers by Ruiz de Mendoza and Valenzuela & Rojo. Part 3,
finally, discusses language-specific constraints on a number of linguistic
phenomena such as the construal of motion events (papers by Cadierno and De
Knop & Dirven), distinctions in the tense-aspect system (papers by Niemeier
& Reif and Schmiedtov√° & Flecken), and voice (Chen & Oller).

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Language Acquisition
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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