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LINGUIST List 21.5233

Wed Dec 22 2010

Books: Cog Sci: Winters Et al. (Eds) - Syntax: Dorgeloh, Wanner (Eds)

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , Historical Cognitive Linguistics: Winters, Tissari, Allan (Eds)         2.     Julia Ulrich , Syntactic Variation and Genre: Dorgeloh, Wanner (Eds)

Message 1: Historical Cognitive Linguistics: Winters, Tissari, Allan (Eds)
Date: 21-Dec-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Historical Cognitive Linguistics: Winters, Tissari, Allan (Eds)
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Title: Historical Cognitive Linguistics
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR] 47
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110226430-1

Editor: Margaret E. Winters
Editor: Heli Tissari
Editor: Kathryn Louise Allan
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110226447 Pages: 360 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110226430 Pages: 360 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

The volume explores the ways in which language change is studied within the
framework of Cognitive Linguistics, a semantics-based theory of language
production and perception. The eleven chapters explore two kinds of
changes: firstly, those which involve mental prototypes or 'best instances'
of particular concepts and extensions of these prototypes, and secondly,
those which relate to conceptual networks, for example via metaphor or
metonymy. More specifically, the papers address syntactic and lexical
change, as well as the evolution of language and changes in the expression
- usually metaphoric - of emotions.

In presenting a wide range of current work of this kind, the volume
demonstrates the value of cross-fertilization between historical and
cognitive linguistics, and is intended to open the way for further related
research. The included papers are of particular relevance to those working
in metaphor theory and syntactic / semantic change within Cognitive
Linguistics, but will also be of interest to other historical linguists and
those studying cognitive semantics and metaphor from a synchronic viewpoint.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Cognitive Science
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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Message 2: Syntactic Variation and Genre: Dorgeloh, Wanner (Eds)
Date: 21-Dec-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Syntactic Variation and Genre: Dorgeloh, Wanner (Eds)
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Title: Syntactic Variation and Genre
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 70
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110226478-1

Editor: Heidrun Dorgeloh
Editor: Anja Wanner
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110226485 Pages: 364 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110226478 Pages: 364 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

This volume explores the interplay of syntactic variation and genre. How do
genres emerge and what is the role of syntax in constituting them? Why do
certain constructions appear in certain types of text? The book takes the
concept of genre as a reference-point for the description and analysis of
morpho-syntactic variation and change. It includes both overviews of
theoretical approaches to the concept of genre and text type in linguistics
and studies of specific syntactic phenomena in English, German, and
selected Romance languages.

Contributions to the volume make use of insights from attempts for text
classification and rhetorical views on genre and reach from quantitative,
corpus-based methodology to qualitative, text-based analyses. The types of
texts investigated cover spoken, highly interactive, and written forms of
communication, including selected genres of computer-mediated
communication. Corpus data come from both synchronic and diachronic
linguistic corpora, such as LOB, Brown, FLOB, Frown, ARCHER, and
ICE-Jamaica. This spectrum both in approaches and data is meant to provide
a theoretical foundation as well as a realistic view of the inherent
complexity of form-function relationships in syntax. At the same time,
genre is treated as a category relevant beyond discourse studies,
consisting of forms and conventions at all levels of linguistic analysis,
including syntax.

The book is therefore of interest to linguists and graduate students in the
area of syntax, discourse analysis, and pragmatics, as well as to
sociolinguists and corpus linguists working on register variation.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Functional Grammar

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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