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LINGUIST List 22.1187

Fri Mar 11 2011

Books: Cognitive Science/Discourse Analysis/Semantics: Philip

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Colouring Meaning: Philip

Message 1: Colouring Meaning: Philip
Date: 11-Mar-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Colouring Meaning: Philip
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Title: Colouring Meaning
Subtitle: Collocation and connotation in figurative language
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 43
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SCL%2043

Author: Gill Philip
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287236 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287236 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223197 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223197 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223197 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Primarily focused on idioms and other figurative phraseology, "Colouring
Meaning" describes how the meanings of established phrases are enhanced,
refocused and modified in everyday language use. Unlike many studies of
creativity in language, this book-length survey addresses the matter at several
levels, from the purely linguistic level of collocation, through its abstractions in
colligation and semantic preference, to semantic prosody and connotation. This
journey through both linguistic and cognitive levels involves the examination of
habitual language and its exploitations, both mundane and colourful, explaining
the phenomena observed in terms of current psycholinguistic research as well
as corpus linguistics theory and analysis. The relationships between meaning in
text and meaning in the mind are discussed at length and extensively illustrated
with worked case studies to offer the reader a comprehensive overview of
metaphorical and other secondary meanings as they emerge in real-world
communicative situations.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Semantics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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