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Books: Cognitive Science/Linguistic Theories: Geeraerts (Ed)

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Message 1: Cognitive Linguistics: Geeraerts (Ed)
Date: 19-Oct-2006
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Subject: Cognitive Linguistics: Geeraerts (Ed)

Title: Cognitive Linguistics Subtitle: Basic Readings Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 34 Published: 2006 Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

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Editor: Dirk Geeraerts Hardback: ISBN: 3110190842 Pages: 492 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 3110190842 Pages: 492 Price: U.S. $ 132.30
Paperback: ISBN: 3110190850 Pages: 492 Price: Europe EURO 24.95

Over the past decade, Cognitive Linguistics has grown to be one of the mostbroadly appealing and dynamic frameworks for the study of natural language.Essentially, this new school of linguistics focuses on the meaning side oflanguage: linguistic form is analysed as an expression of meaning. Andmeaning itself is not something that exists in isolation, but it isintegrated with the full spectrum of human experience: the fact that we areembodied beings just as much as the fact that we are cultural beings.

Cognitive Linguistics: Basic Readings brings together twelve foundationalarticles, each of which introduces one of the basic concepts of CognitiveLinguistics, such as conceptual metaphor, image schemas, mental spaces,construction grammar, prototypicality and radial sets. The collectionfeatures the founding fathers of Cognitive Linguistics: George Lakoff, RonLangacker, Len Talmy, Gilles Fauconnier, and Charles Fillmore, togetherwith some of the most influential younger scholars. By its choice ofseminal papers and leading authors, this book is specifically suited for anintroductory course in Cognitive Linguistics. This is further supported bya general introduction to the theory and, specifically, the practice ofCognitive Linguistics and by trajectories for further reading that startout from the individual chapters.


Introduction: A rough guide to cognitive linguisticsDirk Geeraerts

Cognitive Grammar: Introduction to "concept, image, and symbol"Ronald W. Langacker

Grammatical construal: The relation of grammar to cognitionLeonard Talmy

Radial network: Cognitive topology and lexical networksClaudia Brugman and George Lakoff

Prototype theory: Prospects and problems of prototype theoryDirk Geeraerts

Schematic network: Ambiguity, polysemy, and vaguenessDavid Tuggy

Conceptual metaphor: The contemporary theory of metaphorGeorge Lakoff

Image schema: The cognitive psychological reality of image schemas andtheir transformationsRaymond W. Gibbs, Jr. and Herbert L. Colston

Metonymy: The role of domains in the interpretation of metaphors and metonymiesWilliam Croft

Mental spaces: Conceptual integration networksGilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner

Frame semanticsCharles J.Fillmore

Construction Grammar: The inherent semantics of argument structure: Thecase of the English ditransitive constructionAdele E. Goldberg

Usage-based linguistics: First steps toward a usage-based theory oflanguage acquisitionMichael Tomasello

Epilogue: Trajectories for further readingDirk Geeraerts

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science                             Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (eng )

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