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Books: Cognitive Linguistics

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  • Jessica Balaschak, Cognitive Linguistics: Cuyckens, Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics

    Message 1: Cognitive Linguistics: Cuyckens, Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics

    Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 13:41:49 -0400
    From: Jessica Balaschak <>
    Subject: Cognitive Linguistics: Cuyckens, Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics

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    John Benjamins Publishing would like to call your attention to a new volumes in linguistics: Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics. Selected papers from the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997. Hubert Cuyckens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Britta Zawada (University of South Africa) (eds.) Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 177 United States and Canada: 1 55619 894 9 / USD 77.00 (Hardcover) Rest of world: 90 272 3683 6 / NLG 170.00 (Hardcover) In Cognitive Linguistics, polysemy is regarded as a categorizing phenomenon; i.e., related meanings of words form categories centering around a prototype and bearing family resemblance relations to one another. Under this polysemy = categorization view, the scope of investigation has been gradually broadened from categories in the lexical and lexico-grammatical domain to morphological, syntactic, and phonological categories. The papers in this volume illustrate the importance of polysemy in describing these various categories. A first set of papers analyzes the polysemy of such lexical categories as prepositions and scalar particles, and looks at the import of polysemy in frame-based dictionary definitions. A second set shows that noun classes, case, and locative prefixes constitute meaningful and polysemous categories. Three papers, then, pay attention to polysemy from a psychological perspective, looking for psychological evidence of polysemy in lexical categories. Contributions by: Hubert Cuyckens & Britta Zawada; Birgitta Meex; Tuomas Huumo; Willy Martin; Eugene H. Casad; Michael B. Smith; Kari-Anne Selvik; A.P. Hendrikse; Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. & Teenie Matlock; Dinara A. Beitel, Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. & Paul Sanders; Frank Brisard, Gert van Rillaer & Dominiek Sandra. John Benjamins Publishing Co. Offices: Philadelphia Amsterdam: Websites: E-mail: Phone: +215 836-1200 +31 20 6762325 Call toll free to order: 1-800-562-5666



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