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Thu Sep 11 1997

Books: Cognitive Ling

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  1. Tony Schiavo, New Books: Cognitive Linguistics

Message 1: New Books: Cognitive Linguistics

Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 09:32:25 -0400
From: Tony Schiavo <tonybenjamins.com>
Subject: New Books: Cognitive Linguistics


John Benjamins Publishing would like to call your attention to the
following new titles in the field of Cognitive Linguistics:


LEXICAL AND SYNTACTICAL CONSTRUCTIONS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEANING
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BI-ANNUAL ICLA MEETING IN ALBUQUERQUE, JULY 1996
Marjolijn Verspoor, Kee Dong Lee & Eve Sweetser (eds.) 1997 x, 446
pp. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 150 US/Canada: Cloth: 1
55619 865 5 Price: US$99.00 Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 3654 2
Price: Hfl. 185,-- John Benjamins Publishing web site:
http://www.benjamins.com For further information via e-mail:
servicebenjamins.com

The basic tenet of cognitive linguistics is that every linguistic
expression is a construal relation. After a collection of papers
exploring image schemas and construal transformations in general,
papers on specific linguistic units ranging from particles, case
endings, and prepositions to reflexives, modal auxiliaries, lexical
verbs and constructions in a variety of languages show that they play
a role in the construction of meaning at every level of the sentence.


THE COGNITIVE SYSTEM OF THE FRENCH VERB
John Hewson
1997 xii, 187 pp. Current Issues in Linguistics Theory, 147
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 862 0 Price: US$69.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 3651 8 Price: Hfl. 125,--
John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com
For further information via e-mail: servicebenjamins.com

This study is based on the writings and teaching of Gustave Guillaume
(1883-1960), one of the earliest proponents of what is today called
Cognitive Linguistics. It offers (1) a much needed presentation in
English of Guillaume's view of the French system, (2) the
clarifications added by his successors, and (3) much empirical detail
added by the author from his own extensive experience with the
material. The word system in this work, as explained in the very
first chapter, is intended in the Saussurian sense of a closed set of
contrasts. The method is first briefly applied to English, in order to
familiarize the reader with the methodological concepts and
terminology, and comparisons are made with the general outline of the
French system. The major sub-systems of the French verb are analysed
in the four central chapters (4-7) entitled Aspect, Voice, Tense,
Mood, followed by a chapter on systemic comparison, and two final
chapters of detailed analysis of the verbal morphology and its
relevance to the cognitive system.

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