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LINGUIST List 22.105

Thu Jan 06 2011

Books: Cog Sci/Socioling/Lexicography: Ho-Abdullah

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        1.     Christian Bieri , Variety and Variability: Ho-Abdullah

Message 1: Variety and Variability: Ho-Abdullah
Date: 22-Dec-2010
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Variety and Variability: Ho-Abdullah
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Title: Variety and Variability
Subtitle: A Corpus-based Cognitive Lexical-semantics Analysis of Prepositional Usage in British, New Zealand and Malaysian English
Series Title: Europäische Hochschulschriften - Volume 370
Published: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Author: Imran Ho-Abdullah
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034305822 Pages: 291 Price: U.S. $ 56.59
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034305822 Pages: 291 Price: U.K. £ 33.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034305822 Pages: 291 Price: Europe EURO 36.70 Comment: for Germany EURO 39.30, for Austria EURO 40.40
Abstract:

Research into varieties of Englishes around the world has received
much attention from scholars. This book offers a new perspective
from a cognitive inter and intra lexemic analysis of prepositional
variations in Malaysian English and contrasts them with similar
prepositions in New Zealand and British English. Based on corpora
data from the three varieties, the author provides usage types analysis
of the prepositions at, in and on. The analysis exploits cognitive
approaches to prepositional polysemy and gives a motivated account
of prepositional variations across varieties. The book offers a wealth
of corpus based linguistic data and explanation to our understanding
of variations in prepositional usage in different varieties of English.
The distributional frequencies of various usage types are provided to
illustrate the variation.

Contents: Variety and Variability - Descriptions of Prepositional
Meaning - A Cognitive Linguistic Framework for Prepositional Usage -
The Data Source & Methodology of Usage-type Resolution - Looking
at 'at' - Indulging in 'in' - Reflecting on 'on'.

Imran Ho-Abdullah, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at
the School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Social
Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He has
conducted extensive research in various aspects of English and Malay
linguistics using corpus methodology and cognitive linguistics
framework.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Lexicography
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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