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Title: A Cognitive Approach to the Verb
Edited By: Rolf T Endresen
Hanne Gram Simonsen
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 16
Description:

The book contains a selection of papers discussing different aspects of verbs: in particular their inflection, their meaning, and their function in sentences. The theoretical framework is that of Cognitive Linguistics, a set of theories underlining the importance of meaning as the basis of grammar. The book covers a variety of research areas (e.g. acquisition, processing, and typology), and a selection of languages, with special emphasis on Norwegian.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110170310
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 311pp
Prices: DM 178,- / EUR 91,01 / vS 1299