LINGUIST List 31.2765

Thu Sep 10 2020

Books: Ten Lectures on Event Structure in a Network Theory of Language: Gisborne

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Date: 08-Sep-2020
From: Clovis Jaillet <JailletBrill.com>
Subject: Ten Lectures on Event Structure in a Network Theory of Language: Gisborne
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Title: Ten Lectures on Event Structure in a Network Theory of Language
Series Title: Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics
Published: 2020
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: https://brill.com/view/title/36048

Author: Nikolas Gisborne
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004375291 Pages: 305 Price: U.S. $ 114
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004358966 Pages: 305 Price: U.S. $ 114
Abstract:

In Ten Lectures on Event Structure in a Network Theory of Language, Nikolas Gisborne explores verb meaning. He discusses theories of events and how a network model of language-in-the-mind should be theorized; what the lexicon is; how to probe word meaning; evidence for structure in word meaning; polysemy; the lexical semantics of causation; a type hierarchy of events; and event types cross-linguistically. He also looks at the relationship between different classes of events or event types and aktionsarten; transitivity alternations and argument linking. Gisborne argues that the social and cognitive embedding of language, requires a view of linguistic structure as a network where even the analysis of verb meaning can require an understanding of the role of speaker and hearer.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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