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LINGUIST List 24.2642

Sat Jun 29 2013

Books: Extended Vantage Theory in Linguistic Application: Głaz

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Jun-2013
From: Grzegorz Żuk <gzukhektor.umcs.lublin.pl>
Subject: Extended Vantage Theory in Linguistic Application: Głaz
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Title: Extended Vantage Theory in Linguistic Application
Subtitle: The Case of the English Articles
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wydawnictwo UMCS
http://www.wydawnictwo.umcs.lublin.pl/


Book URL: http://www.wydawnictwo.umcs.eu/perl/ksin_wu.pl?id=1Fy7xP7KBp8jOGffZbm9CA&.Aktual=oferta_zmien&id_ksiazka=3224&SZCZEGOLY=1


Author: Adam Głaz

Paperback: ISBN: 9788377842300 Pages: 296 Price: Europe EURO 8 Comment: Please contact the author if encountering problems with ordering and/or payment.


Abstract:

This study has a dual orientation and a dual aim: theoretical and analytical.
On the theoretical side, it presents a relatively little known cognitive model
of categorization, Vantage Theory (VT), associated with the name of Robert E.
MacLaury, and first proposed to account for categorization in the color
domain. It also surveys linguistic applications of the model and proposes its
adaptation, called Extended Vantage Theory (EVT), locating it in the context
of previous modifications and adaptations. In the analytical part, the
adaptation serves a specific purpose: an account of the use of the English
articles. Being an exercise in cognitive linguistics, the book attempts to
find cognition-driven motivation not only for the standard, “textbook”
examples of article use, but also for ambiguous ones (e.g. “I intend to date a
Norwegian,” “The boy who wrote this e-mail must be expelled”), ones that are
subject to pressures from discourse (e.g. associative links, discourse-initial
“the”), or ones that apparently fly in the face of both logic and
conventionalized English usage (e.g. “a British Isles,” “a United Nations”).
Motivation, it is claimed, resides in speaker-produced conceptualization of
and point of view (vantage) on the scene being described.

The book is thus as much a testing ground for a theory as it is a hands-on
struggle with specific data.




Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Language Family(ies): Indo-European


Written In: English (eng)

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