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Mon Jun 07 2010

Books: Cognitive Science: Geeaerts, Cuyckens (Eds)

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        1.    Allison Finkel, The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics: Geeaerts, Cuyckens (Eds)

Message 1: The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics: Geeaerts, Cuyckens (Eds)
Date: 18-May-2010
From: Allison Finkel <>
Subject: The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics: Geeaerts, Cuyckens (Eds)
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Title: The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics Series Title: Oxford Handbooks Published: 2010 Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Editor: Dirk Geeaerts Editor: Hubert Cuyckens Paperback: ISBN: 9780199738632 Pages: 1368 Price: U.S. $ 65.00

In the past decade, Cognitive Linguistics has developed into one of themost dynamic and attractive frameworks within theoretical and descriptivelinguistics The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics is a major newreference that presents a comprehensive overview of the main theoreticalconcepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, andcovers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied.

The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire athorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptivemodels of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts witha set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that arerecognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality,metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. Asecond set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar,and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basicconcepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for thedescription of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to theinterrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set ofchapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguisticresearch (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the historyof linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position ofCognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large.

The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specificlinguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with thetraditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax,text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variationand change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of AppliedLinguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields suchas philosophy and psychology.

With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, thisreference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in(cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.

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

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