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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon
Edited By: Klaus-Uwe Panther
Günter Radden
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/hcp.27
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 27
Description:

Language structure and use are largely shaped by cognitive processes such as
categorizing, framing, inferencing, associative (metonymic), and analogical
(metaphorical) thinking, and – mediated through cognition – by bodily
experience, emotion, perception, action, social/communicative interaction,
culture, and the internal ecology of the linguistic system itself. The contributors
to the present volume demonstrate how these language-independent factors
motivate grammar and the lexicon in a variety of languages such as English,
German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Croatian, Japanese, and Korean.
The volume will be of great interest to students and scholars in cognitive and
functional linguistics.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Croatian
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ISBN-13: 9789027287021
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