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LINGUIST List 23.4605

Sat Nov 03 2012

Books: Cognitive Linguistics between Universality and Variation: Fuchs, Raffaelli, Brdar (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 31-Oct-2012
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics between Universality and Variation: Fuchs, Raffaelli, Brdar (Eds)
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Title: Cognitive Linguistics between Universality and Variation
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
http://www.c-s-p.org

Editor: Milena Žic Fuchs
Editor: Ida Raffaelli
Editor: Mario Brdar

Hardback: ISBN: 1443840572 9781443840576 Pages: 475 Price: U.K. £ 54.99
Hardback: ISBN: 1443840572 9781443840576 Pages: 475 Price: U.S. $ 82.99


Abstract:

"This volume takes up the challenge of assessing the present state of Cognitive Linguistics on the cutting edge between universality and variability. Claims of universality have never been explicitly articulated by cognitive linguists but studies on embodiment, motivation and cognitive processes such as metaphor, metonymy, and conceptual integration rely on general cognitive abilities and hence tacitly assume cross-linguistic commonalities. Variability within a language and across languages has received growing attention, especially in contrastive and corpus-based studies. Both perspectives are given ample space in the articles collected in the volume.

"The present volume is the first to address the important issue of the position of Cognitive Linguistics between the poles of universality and variability. The editors' insightful introduction draws compelling awareness to this as a yet unresolved question. At the same time, the fine contributions collected in the volume reflect state-of-the-art research in Cognitive Linguistics and point to innovative avenues for future research. The interdisciplinary range of subject areas, the new approaches pursued and the various methodologies employed makes this volume particularly valuable. It should be of great interest to scholars working in the fields of Cognitive Linguistics and in specific languages, particularly English and Slavic linguistics." - Günter Radden, University of Hamburg



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Language Family(ies): Slavic


Written In: English (eng)

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