Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"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



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34724

Still Needed:

$40276

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics
Edited By: Hubert Cuyckens
René Dirven
John R. Taylor
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 23
Description:

This collected volume presents radically new directions which are emerging in cognitive lexical semantics research. A number of papers re-ignite the polysemy vs. monosemy debate, and testify to the fact that polysemy is no longer simply taken for granted, but is currently a much more contested issue than it was in the 1980s and 1990s. Other papers offer fresh perspectives on the prototype structure of lexical categories, while generally accepted notions about the radial network structure of categories is ques-tioned in papers on the development of word meaning in child language acquisition and in diachrony. Additional topics include the interaction of lexical and constructional meaning, and the relationship between word meanings and the contexts in which the words are encountered. This book will be of interest to semanticists and cognitive linguists, as well as to scholars working in the broader field of cognitive science.


From the contents:

JOHN TAYLOR, HUBERT CUYCKENS AND RENÉ DIRVEN:
Introduction: New directions in cognitive lexical semantic research

STEFAN GRONDELARS AND DIRK GEERAERTS
Meaning potentials and context: Some consequences for the analysis of variation in meaning

JENS ALLWOOD:
Towards a pragmatic model of cognitive onomasiology
THEO A.J.M. JANSSEN:
Monosemy versus polysemy

HANNA LEHTI-EKLUND
The grammaticalization of alltså and således: Two Swedish conjuncts revisited

LAURA A. MICHAELIS:
Word meaning, sentence meaning, and syntactic meaning

KURT UELLER
Metonymic sense shift: Its origins in hearers' abductive construal of usage in context

SALLY RICE:
Growth of a lexical network: Nine English prepositions in acquisition

AUGUSTO SOARES DA SILVA:
Image schemas and category coherence: The case of the Portuguese verb deixar

DAVID TUGGY
The Nawatl verb kisa: A case study in polysemy

SATOSHI UEHARA:
A diachronic perspective on prototypicality: The case of nominal adjectives in Japanese

CLAUDE VANDELOISE:
Containment, support, and linguistic relativity

CHRISTOF VANDEN EYNDE
The Dutch hedges echt and gewoon: Markers of prototypicality?

JORDAN ZLATEV
Polysemy or generality? Mu.


To sign up for our FREE ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER, please visit our website at www.degruyter.de/newsletter


To order, please contact
SFG-Servicecenter-Fachverlage GmbH
Postfach 4343
72774 Reutlingen, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)7071 - 93 53 - 33
E-mail: deGruyter@s-f-g.com

For USA, Canada and Mexico:
Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
200 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532, USA
Fax: +1 (914) 747-1326
E-mail: cs@degruyterny.com


Please visit our website for other publications by Mouton de Gruyter: http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Japanese
Portuguese
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110177099
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xii, 502 pages
Prices: €128.00/approx. US$ 140.80