LINGUIST List 26.3448

Fri Jul 31 2015

Books: Cognitive Lexicography: Ostermann

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Date: 31-Jul-2015
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Cognitive Lexicography: Ostermann
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Title: Cognitive Lexicography
Subtitle: A New Approach to Lexicography Making Use of Cognitive Semantics
Series Title: De Gruyter Lexicographica. Series Maior 149
Published: 2015
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/457019?format=G

Author: Carolin Ostermann
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110424287 Pages: 380 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110427448 Pages: 380 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

English lexicography and linguistics have always shared close ties, yet the potential of cognitive linguistics for lexicography has only been hesitantly acknowledged in the literature. This is what cognitive lexicography attempts to change by using insights gained in cognitive semantic research for the development of new dictionary features. After a short survey of the history and practice of English monolingual learner lexicography, as well as an outline of the relationship between linguistics and lexicography, three new dictionary features are developed. They cover three different cognitive semantic theories as well as three different parts of the monolingual dictionary entry, each time for a new set of lexemes. Frame semantics, conceptual metaphor theory, as well as cognitive conceptions of polysemy, are used to create a new example section for agentive nouns, a new defining structure for emotion terms and a new microstructural arrangement for particle entries. Dictionary analyses on all, as well as user studies on two of the features, complement these suggestions. The monograph thus presents a new approach to lexicography that incorporates into its description of lexical items how humans perceive and conceptualise language.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Lexicography
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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