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Title: Studies in Linguistics and Cognition
Edited By: Bárbara Eizaga Rebollar
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431138
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 158
Description:

"Studies in Linguistics and Cognition" offers a comprehensive collection of
essays in the interdisciplinary fields of linguistics and cognition. These
essays explore the connections between cognitive approaches and different
theoretical and applied linguistic theories, such as pragmatics,
sociolinguistics, computational linguistics and semantics among others,
providing revealing insights into the nature of the cognitive processes
underlying language. The authors discuss a variety of fundamental questions,
ranging from the study of figurative language, phrasal verbs and humorous
discourse to the analysis of fuzzy concepts, attitude verbs and neologisms.
These and other related questions are dealt with in this integrative overview
of the linguistic and cognitive processes. The volume is structured in three
main sections, each corresponding to a distinct level of meaning description:
Section I deals with Lexicon and Cognition, Section II with Semantics and
Cognition and Section III with Communication and Cognition. This book
provides thought-provoking reading for linguists, pragmaticians,
psychologists, philosophers and cognitive scientists as well as scholars in
computational linguistics and natural language processing who are interested
in gaining a better understanding of the interface between cognition and
linguistics.

Contents: María Tadea Díaz Hormigo/Carmen Varo Varo: Neology and
Cognition - Gérard Fernández Smith/Marta Sánchez-Saus Laserna/Luis
Escoriza Morera: Studies on Lexical Availability: The Current Situation and
Some Future Prospects - María Luisa Mora Millán: Adverbs in the Internet
Lexicon: New Modes of Signification - María Ángeles Zarco Tejada: 'Holding'
Metaphorical Meaning from a Computational Linguistics Approach: The Verb
Hold and its Counterparts in Spanish - José María García Núñez: Attitude
Verbs and Nominalization - Carmen Noya Gallardo: Cleft Sentences:
Semantic Properties and Communicative Meanings - Francisco J. Ruiz De
Mendoza Ibáñez/Alicia Galera Masegosa: Metaphoric and Metonymic
Complexes in Phrasal Verb Interpretation: Metaphoric Chains - Bárbara
Eizaga Rebollar: Meaning Adjustment Processes in Idiom Variants - José
Luis Guijarro Morales: Beauty and Art In Science - Ana Isabel Rodríguez-
Piñero Alcalá/María García Antuña: Specialised Communication and
Language Teaching for Specific Purposes - Francisco Yus Ramos: Strategies
and Effects in Humorous Discourse: The Case Of Jokes.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034311380
Pages: 301
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