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Title: Cognitive Approaches to English
Subtitle: Fundamental, Methodological, Interdisciplinary and Applied Aspects
Edited By: Mario Brdar
Marija Omazić
Višnja Pavičić Takač
Description:

The present volume contains a selection of papers that were read at the
conference entitled Cognitive Approaches to English, an international event
organized to mark the 30th anniversary of English studies at the Faculty of
Philosophy (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek), which was held in
Osijek on October 18-19, 2007. The participants were invited to discuss
issues in cognitive accounts of English, ranging from fundamental to
methodological to interdisciplinary and applied ones. The volume is
accordingly divided into four parts. Part 1, Motivation in grammar, deals
with various phenomena in the grammar of English in the broadest sense of
the term, all of which are shown to be motivated by metaphorical and/or
metonymic operations. Part 2, Constructing meaning (between grammar and
lexicon), carries five chapters dealing with phenomena ranging from various
peculiarities of form-meaning pairings (such as synonymy, polysemy, and
figurative meanings) to concept formation. The four chapters that make up
Part III are concerned with the phenomenon of interlinguistic and
intercultural variation in the use of metaphorical and metonymic processes.
The volume is rounded off by Part IV, with its three papers attempting to
reconsider some TEFL issues from a cognitive linguistic point of view.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443811114
ISBN-13: 9781443811118
Pages: 460
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