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Title: The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective
Edited By: Mengistu Amberber
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HCP%2021
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 21
Description:

This book offers, for the first time, a detailed comparative study of how
speakers of different languages express memory concepts. While there is a
robust body of psycholinguistic research that bears on how memory and
language are related, there is no comparative study of how speakers
themselves conceptualize memory as reflected in their use of language to
talk about memory. This book addresses a key question: how do speakers of
different languages talk about the experience of having prior experiences
coming to mind ('remembering') or failing to come to mind ('forgetting')? A
complex array of answers is provided through detailed grammatical and
semantic investigation of different languages, including English, German,
Polish, Russian and also a number of non-Indo-European languages, Amharic,
Cree, Dalabon, Korean, and Mandarin. In addition, the book calls for a
broader interdisciplinary engagement by urging that cognitive semantics be
integrated with other sciences of memory.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027223750
ISBN-13: 9789027223753
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U.S. $ 142.00