Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics

ISBN-10: 0582784964
ISBN-13: 9780582784963
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Essential reading for undergraduate linguistics students, this is the first text to draw together all the important aspects of both cognitive semantics and syntax. It includes original proposals for a cognitive theory of word-formation and cognitive hierarchies.

Publisher's acknowledgements
Preface to the second edition
Typographical conventions
Introduction
Prototypes and categories
Colours, squares, birds and cups: early empirical research into lexical categories
The internal structure of categories: prototypes, attributes, family resemblances and gestalt
Context-dependence and cultural models
Levels of categorization
Basic level categories of organisms and concrete objects
Superordinate and subordinate categories
Conceptual hierarchies
Categorization and composite word forms
Basic level categories and basic experiences: actions, events, properties, states and locations
Conceptual metaphors and metonymies
Metaphors and metonymies: from figures of speech to conceptual systems
Metaphors, metonymies and the structure of emotion categories
Metaphors as a way of thinking: examples from science and politics
Thinking in metonymies: potential and limitations
Figure and ground
Figure and ground, trajector and landmark: early research into prepositions
Figure, ground and two metaphors: a cognitive explanation of simple clause patterns
Other types of prominence and cognitive processing
Frames and constructions
Frames and scripts
Event-frames and the windowing of attention
Language-specific framing and its use in narrative texts
Construction Grammar
Blending and relevance
Metaphor, metonymy and conceptual blending
Conceptual blending in linguistic analysis and description
Conceptual blending in advertising texts, riddles and jokes
Relevance: a cognitive-pragmatic phenomenon
Other issues in cognitive linguistics
Iconicity
Lexical change and prototypicality
Cognitive aspects of grammaticalization
Effects on foreign language teaching
Conclusion

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