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Title: Cognitive Linguistics
Subtitle: Basic Readings
Edited By: Dirk Geeraerts
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 34

Over the past decade, Cognitive Linguistics has grown to be one of the most
broadly appealing and dynamic frameworks for the study of natural language.
Essentially, this new school of linguistics focuses on the meaning side of
language: linguistic form is analysed as an expression of meaning. And
meaning itself is not something that exists in isolation, but it is
integrated with the full spectrum of human experience: the fact that we are
embodied beings just as much as the fact that we are cultural beings.

Cognitive Linguistics: Basic Readings brings together twelve foundational
articles, each of which introduces one of the basic concepts of Cognitive
Linguistics, such as conceptual metaphor, image schemas, mental spaces,
construction grammar, prototypicality and radial sets. The collection
features the founding fathers of Cognitive Linguistics: George Lakoff, Ron
Langacker, Len Talmy, Gilles Fauconnier, and Charles Fillmore, together
with some of the most influential younger scholars. By its choice of
seminal papers and leading authors, this book is specifically suited for an
introductory course in Cognitive Linguistics. This is further supported by
a general introduction to the theory and, specifically, the practice of
Cognitive Linguistics and by trajectories for further reading that start
out from the individual chapters.


Introduction: A rough guide to cognitive linguistics
Dirk Geeraerts

Cognitive Grammar: Introduction to "concept, image, and symbol"
Ronald W. Langacker

Grammatical construal: The relation of grammar to cognition
Leonard Talmy

Radial network: Cognitive topology and lexical networks
Claudia Brugman and George Lakoff

Prototype theory: Prospects and problems of prototype theory
Dirk Geeraerts

Schematic network: Ambiguity, polysemy, and vagueness
David Tuggy

Conceptual metaphor: The contemporary theory of metaphor
George Lakoff

Image schema: The cognitive psychological reality of image schemas and
their transformations
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. and Herbert L. Colston

Metonymy: The role of domains in the interpretation of metaphors and metonymies
William Croft

Mental spaces: Conceptual integration networks
Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner

Frame semantics
Charles J.Fillmore

Construction Grammar: The inherent semantics of argument structure: The
case of the English ditransitive construction
Adele E. Goldberg

Usage-based linguistics: First steps toward a usage-based theory of
language acquisition
Michael Tomasello

Epilogue: Trajectories for further reading
Dirk Geeraerts

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110190842
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Pages: 492
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ISBN: 3110190850
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