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LINGUIST List 20.3036

Wed Sep 09 2009

Books: Ling Theories/Morphology/Syntax: Langacker

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Investigations in Cognitive Grammar: Langacker

Message 1: Investigations in Cognitive Grammar: Langacker
Date: 08-Sep-2009
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Investigations in Cognitive Grammar: Langacker
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Title: Investigations in Cognitive Grammar
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR] 42
Published: 2009
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110214345-1

Author: Ronald W. Langacker
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110214369 Pages: 396 Price: U.S. $ 140.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110214369 Pages: 396 Price: Europe EURO 112.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110214345 Pages: 396 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110214345 Pages: 396 Price: U.S. $ 140.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Abstract:

This volume makes accessible a substantial range of recent research in
Cognitive Grammar. From disparate sources, it brings together a dozen
innovative papers, revised and integrated to form a coherent whole. This
work continues the ongoing program of progressively articulating the
theoretical framework and showing its descriptive application to varied
grammatical phenomena.

A number of major topics are examined in depth through multiple chapters
viewing them from different perspectives: grammatical constructions (their
general nature, their metonymic basis, their role in grammaticization),
nominal grounding (quantifiers, possessives, impersonal it), clausal
grounding (its relation to nominal grounding, an epistemic account of
tense, a systemic view of the English auxiliary), the "control cycle" (an
abstract cognitive model with many linguistic manifestations), finite
clauses (their internal structure and external grammar), and complex
sentences (complementation, subordination, coordination). In each case the
presentation builds from fundamentals and introduces the background needed
for comprehension. At the same time, by bringing fresh approaches and new
descriptive insights to classic problems, it represents a significant
advance in understanding grammar and indicates future directions of theory
and research in the Cognitive Grammar framework.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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