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Title: Mental Spaces in Grammar
Subtitle: Conditional Constructions
Written By: EveE.Sweetser
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521844680
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 108
Description:

Conditional constructions have long fascinated linguists, grammarians and
philosophers. In this pioneering new study, Barbara Dancygier and Eve
Sweetser offer a new descriptive framework for the study of conditionality,
broadening the range of richly described conditional constructions. They
explore theoretical issues such as the compositionality of constructional
meaning, describing both the mental-space building processes underlying
conditional thinking, and the form-meaning relationship involved in
expressing conditionality. Using a broad range of attested English
conditional constructions, the book examines inter-constructional
relationships. Within the framework of Mental Spaces theory, shared
parameters of meaning are shown to be relevant to conditional constructions
generally, as well as to related temporal and causal constructions. This
significant contribution to the field will be welcomed by a wide range of
researchers in theoretical and cognitive linguistics.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
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