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Wed Jun 20 2012

Books: A Cognitive Linguistics View of Terminology and Specialized Language: Faber (Ed)

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Date: 20-Jun-2012
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Subject: A Cognitive Linguistics View of Terminology and Specialized Language: Faber (Ed)
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Title: A Cognitive Linguistics View of Terminology and Specialized
Language Series Title: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 20 Published: 2012 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Pamela Faber Electronic: ISBN: 9783110277203 Pages: 307 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110275568 Pages: 307 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

This book explores the importance of Cognitive Linguistics for specializedlanguage within the context of Frame-based Terminology (FBT). FBT usesaspects of Frame Semantics, coupled with premises from Cognitive Linguisticsto structure specialized domains and create non-language-specific knowledgerepresentations. Corpus analysis provides information regarding the syntax,semantics, and pragmatics of specialized knowledge units. Also studied is therole of metaphor and metonymy in specialized texts. The first section explainsthe purpose and structure of the book. The second section gives an overview ofbasic concepts, theories, and applications in Terminology and CognitiveLinguistics. The third section explains the Frame-based Terminology approach.The fourth section explores the role of contextual information in specializedknowledge representation as reflected in linguistic contexts and graphicalinformation. The final section highlights the conclusions that can be derivedfrom this study.

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

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