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Title: Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case
Subtitle: Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English
Written By: Izchak M. Schlesinger
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Description:

This study sheds light on the complex relationship between cognitive and
linguistic categories. Challenging the view of cases as categories in
cognitive space, Professor Schlesinger proposes an understanding of the
concept of case. Drawing on evidence from psycholinguistic research and
English language data, he argues that case categories are in fact composed
of more primitive cognitive notions: features and dimensions. These are
registered in the lexical entries of individual verbs, thereby allowing
certain metaphorical extensions. This approach to case permits better
descriptions of certain syntactic phenomena, as Schlesinger illustrates
through the analysis of the feature compositions of three cases.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521027365
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 253
Prices: U.K. £ 22.99
U.S. $ 39.99