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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin


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Title: How Words Mean
Subtitle: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction
Description:

"How Words Mean" introduces a new approach to the role of words and other
linguistic units in the construction of meaning. It does so by addressing
the interaction between non-linguistic concepts and the meanings encoded in
language. It develops an account of how words are understood when we
produce and hear language in situated contexts of use. It proposes two
theoretical constructs, the lexical concept and the cognitive model. These
are central to the accounts of lexical representation and meaning
construction developed, giving rise to the Theory of Lexical Concepts and
Cognitive Models (or LCCM Theory).

Vyvyan Evans integrates and advances recent developments in cognitive
science, particularly in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology.
He builds a framework for the understanding and analysis of meaning that is
at once descriptively adequate and psychologically plausible. In so doing
he also addresses current issues in lexical semantics and semantic
compositionality, polysemy, figurative language, and the semantics of time
and space, and writes in a way that will be accessible to students of
linguistics and cognitive science at advanced undergraduate level and above.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199234663
ISBN-13: 9780199234660
Pages: 320
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ISBN: 0199234671
ISBN-13: 9780199234677
Pages: 320
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