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LINGUIST List 20.1462

Fri Apr 17 2009

Books: Discipline of Ling/Socioling: Wolf, Polzenhagen

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, World Englishes: Wolf, Polzenhagen

Message 1: World Englishes: Wolf, Polzenhagen
Date: 15-Apr-2009
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: World Englishes: Wolf, Polzenhagen
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Title: World Englishes
Subtitle: A Cognitive Sociolinguistic Approach
Series Title: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 8
Published: 2009
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110196337-1

Author: Hans-Georg Wolf
Author: Frank Polzenhagen
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110199222 Pages: 278 Price: U.S. $ 137.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110199222 Pages: 278 Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196337 Pages: 278 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196337 Pages: 278 Price: U.S. $ 137.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Abstract:

The book is the first of its kind to establish Cognitive Linguistics as a
research paradigm within the field of world Englishes.

The authors survey the main tenets of both areas of linguistic enquiry and
suggest that the theoretical and methodological apparatus developed both
within Cognitive Linguistics generally and within its novel sub-discipline
Cognitive Sociolinguistics can overcome certain limitations inherent in
traditional approaches to cultural variation in language. They present a
case study of the linguistic realization of the cultural model of community
in African English as an exemplar for the investigation of cultural models
in other varieties of English. Corpus-linguistic methods are combined with
conceptual metaphor analysis and blending theory to elucidate a vast
network of conceptualizations salient to speakers of African English.

The findings, based on computer corpora and a range of additional sources,
are discussed against the background of work in anthropology, religious
studies, and political science. The book also reflects on the role of
English in intercultural communication and concludes with a comparison of
Cognitive Linguistics and pragmatic functionalism, placing the former in
the wider framework of a hermeneutic philosophy that stresses dialogic
understanding.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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