This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
This cutting-edge volume describes the implications of Cognitive Linguistics for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). Chapters in the first two sections identify theoretical and empirical strands of Cognitive Linguistics, presenting them as a coherent whole. Chapters in the third section discuss the relevance of Cognitive Linguistics to SLA and define a research agenda linking these fields with implications for language instruction. Its comprehensive range and tutorial-style chapters make this Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition a valuable resource for students and researchers alike.