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Tue Sep 30 2003

Books: Cog Science/Semantics: Cuyckens, Dirven, Taylor

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  • julia.ulrich, Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics: Cuyckens, Dirven, Taylor

    Message 1: Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics: Cuyckens, Dirven, Taylor

    Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 07:11:29 +0000
    From: julia.ulrich <>
    Subject: Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics: Cuyckens, Dirven, Taylor

    Title: Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 23 Publication Year: 2003 Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter Editor: Hubert Cuyckens, University of Leuven Editor: Ren� Dirven, University of Duisburg Editor: John R. Taylor, University of Otago

    Hardback: ISBN: 3110177099, Pages: xii, 502 pages, Price: EURO 128.00/approx. US$ 140.80


    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 REN� 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 alltsa and saledes: Two Swedish conjuncts revisited LAURA A. MICHAELIS: Word meaning, sentence meaning, and syntactic meaning KURT QUELLER 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.

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