LINGUIST List 31.251

Fri Jan 17 2020

Books: Reference Point and Case: Park

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Date: 16-Jan-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Reference Point and Case: Park
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Title: Reference Point and Case
Subtitle: A Cognitive Grammar exploration of Korean
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 68
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/hcp.68

Author: Chongwon Park
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261960 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261960 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261960 Pages: 264 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204295 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204295 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204295 Pages: 264 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This monograph answers the rarely discussed questions of why complicated grammatical case phenomena exist in Korean and what the connection is between the case forms and their functions. The author argues that the case forms in Korean reflect patterns of the human cognitive process. While this approach may seem rather obvious to non-linguists, it is indeed a novel claim in contemporary linguistic theory. In order to provide technical analyses of Korean case phenomena such as multiple nominative/accusative, non-nominative subject, and adverbial case constructions, this book adopts an independently established descriptive construct known as reference point in the framework of Cognitive Grammar. The author demonstrates that the notion of reference point not only explains a substantially wider set of data, but also leads to a more reasonable generalization. The intended readership of this book are researchers who are interested in case phenomena, irrespective of their theoretical orientation.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Korean (kor)

Written In: English (eng)

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