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Title: Mediating between Concepts and Grammar
Edited By: Holden Härtl
Heike Tappe
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 152
Description:

Researchers with backgrounds in theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and psychology have contributed to the interdisciplinary discussion of the interface between conceptual representations and linguistic structures. This book fills a critical gap in cognitive science. The study implements the objective of determining the impact that adjoining non-linguistic cognitive systems have on linguistic encoding, the mapping between representations, and the requirements of language processing. In this setting event con-ceptualization and verbalization is treated as one central phenomenon from the different interdisciplinary viewpoints. Theoretical analyses are confronted with psycholinguistic findings about the processing of event representations. Further empirical issues like the influence of visual perception on speech become apparent since we are primarily concerned with the overall architecture of the language processing system as an integral part of the cognitive endowment. Here, the lexicon is recognized as a mediator between linguistic and non-linguistic, semantic and syntactic components. The volume constitutes a major contribution to knowledge in the field and will be of value to an interdisciplinary audience.

FROM THE CONTENTS:

Heike Tappe and Holden Härtl: Mediating between concepts and language – Processing structures

1 Mediating between non-linguistic and linguistic structures:
Femke van der Meulen: Coordination of eye gaze and speech in sentence production
Philip Cummins, Boris Gutbrod, and Rüdiger Weingarten: Time patterns in visual perception and written phrase production
Kathy van Nice and Rainer Dietrich: Animacy effects in lan-guage production: From mental model to formulator
Markus Guhe: Incremental preverbal messages
Gerard Kempen and Karin Harbusch: Word order scrambling as a consequence of incremental sentence production
Andreas Späth: The linearization of arguments DPs and its semantic reflection
Heike Wiese: Semantics as a gateway to language

2 Mediating between event conceptualization and verbaliza-tion:
Elke van der Meer, Reinhard Beyer, Herbert Hagendorf, Dirk Strauch, and Matthias Kolbe: Temporal relations between event concepts
Ralf Nüse: Segmenting event sequences for speaking
Maria Mercedes Piñango: Events: Processing and neurological properties
Johannes Dölling: Aspectual (re-)interpretation: Structural repre-sentation and processing
Markus Egg and Kristina Striegnitz: Type coercion from a natu-ral language generation point of view

3 The mediating function of the lexicon:
Veronika Ehrich: The thematic interpretation of plural nomi-nalizations
Andrea Schalley: Competing principles in the lexicon
Ladina Tschander: Concepts of motion and their linguistic encoding
Heidrun Dorgeloh and Anja Wanner: Too abstract for agents? The syntax and semantics of agentivity in abstracts of English research articles

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Morphology
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Cognitive Science
Generative Grammar
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110179024
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vii, 465
Prices: Europe EURO 94.00