LINGUIST List 29.3911

Tue Oct 09 2018

Books: Conceptual Semantics: Nikanne

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Date: 01-Oct-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Conceptual Semantics: Nikanne
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Title: Conceptual Semantics
Subtitle: A micro-modular approach
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 23
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cal.23

Author: Urpo Nikanne
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263759 Pages: 281 Price: AUS $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263759 Pages: 281 Price: AUS $ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263759 Pages: 281 Price: AUS $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201171 Pages: 281 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201171 Pages: 281 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201171 Pages: 281 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

In this book, the micro-modular approach known as Tiernet within Conceptual Semantics is introduced. Constructions make up an important part in the approach, but in this approach constructions are considered to be exceptions, licensed links between micro-modules, one of the kinds of symbolic modules in the approach. Similar to construction grammar approaches, the micro-modular approach takes a solid interest in the ‘periphery’ and thus also studies irregular linking principles like constructions.

The book details particulars in the development of generative grammar and the relation of Conceptual Semantics to this development, and then introduces the micro-modular approach and shows its usefulness for the description of language generally by not only using examples from English, but also, and in particular, by applying the micro-modular approach of Conceptual Semantics to data from Finnish.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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