How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Cognitive Linguistics: Foundations, Scope, and Met
In this volume, leading Cognitive Linguists and authoritative contributors from related fields discuss and illustrate the central theoretical and methodological tenets of Cognitive Linguistics. This book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers who seek an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Linguistics and the range of main issues and approaches prevalent in the late 1990s.