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Query Subject:   Research on Cognitive Linguistics
Author:   AndrĂ© Luiz Souza
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I'm a current undergraduate student from Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), pursuing a research on Cognitive Grammar. The topic of my research (it is Final-Course Paper) is the extent to which phonological structures are to be considered conceptual in the sense stated by Ron Langacker in his Foundations of Cognitive Grammar. Through this investigation of the ''conceptualness'' of the phonological pole, I want to shed light towards the incorporation of Phonology withing the framework of CG and also start thinking about a supposed Cognitive Phonology. The literature is this area is rather sparse, though. So, I'd be glad if I get from here, interesting bibliography as well as interesting insights over this topic, so that I'll be able to outline better my final course paper.

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Andre Luiz Souza
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Faculdade de Letras
souzandreluiz@yahoo.de
LL Issue: 15.1116
Date posted: 30-Mar-2004



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