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Title: Cognitive Linguistics and Non-Indo-European Languages
Edited By: Eugene H. Casad
Gary B. Palmer
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 18
Description:

This book applies the theory of Cognitive Linguistics to the analysis of a variety of grammatical phenomena in Non-Indo-European languages. In previous studies of languages from Non-Indo-European families, Cognitive Linguistics has been remarkably useful in explaining non-prototypical structures as well as more common ones. The book expands that effort into a new set of families and languages.


FROM THE CONTENTS:

Eugene H. Casad and Gary B. Palmer
Introduction - Rice taboos, broad faces and complex categories


THE AMERICAS

South America:
uechua Rick Floyd:
Completion, comas, and other 'downers': observations on the Wanka directional suffix -lpu

Central America: Uto-Aztecan

Eugene H. Casad:
Speakers, context, and Cora conceptual metaphors

David H. Tuggy: Reduplication in Nahuatl: Iconicities and paradoxes

North America: Salish

David Beck
Conceptual autonomy and the typology of parts of speech in Upper Necaxa Totonac and other languages


ASIA AND WESTERN PACIFIC RIM

AUSTRONESIAN / HAWAIIAN

Kennneth William Cook
Hawaiian 'o as an indicator of nominal salience

ISNAG

Rodolfo R. Barlaan
Animism exploits linguistic phenomena

TAGALOG

Gary B. Palmer
The Tagalog prefix category PAG-: Metonymy, polysemy, and voice

THAI
Douglas Inglis: Conceptual structure of numeral classifiers in Thai
Kingkarn Thepkanjana
A cognitive account of the causative/inchaoative alternation in Thai
Margaret Ukosakul
Conceptual metaphors motivating the use of Thai 'face'
Jordan Zlatev
Holistic spatial semantics of Thai

CHINESE
Ning Yu
The bodily dimension of meaning in Chinese: What do we do and mean with "hands"

JAPANESE AND KOREAN
Kaoru Horie
What cognitive linguistics can reveal about complementation in non-IE languages Case studies from Japanese and Korean
Satoshi Uehara
Zibun reflexivization in Japanese: a Cognitive Grammar approach

EUROPE:FINNISH
Mari Siiroinen: Subjectivity and the use of Finnish emotive verbs

COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS
Foong Ha Yap and Shoichi Iwasaki
From causatives to passives: A passage in some East and Southeast Asian languages

Subject Index

Language Index

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Finnish
Kalispel-Pend d'Oreille
Hawaiian
Isnag
Japanese
Korean
Nahuatl, Western Huasteca
Quechua, Jauja Wanca
Tagalog
Thai
Totonac, Xicotepec De Juárez
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110173719
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vi, 452
Prices: € 128.00 / ca. US$128.00