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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics [electronic resource]
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New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated June 2010
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1368 p. 06.810 x 09.800 in.
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0199738637 (Trade Paper), 9780199738632
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New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated June 2010
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0199738637 (Trade Paper)
9780199738632
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9780199738632
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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Annotation The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguisticspresents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied.The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large.The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variation and change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology.With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.
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8674616
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Scholarly & Professional Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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"The editors have brought together contributions from many of the world's leading cognitive linguists. The overviews that these scholars provide are authoritative, lucid, and highly informative, and, like all good surveys, are not mere summaries but also offer useful syntheses and critiques of the relevant research. [the Handbook] is unique in its depth and breadth of coverage, and is therefore destined to become a standard reference in the field." -- Language
"The editors have brought together contributions from many of the world's leading cognitive linguists. The overviews that these scholars provide are authoritative, lucid, and highly informative, and, like all good surveys, are not mere summaries but also offer useful syntheses and critiques of the relevant research. [the Handbook] is unique in its depth and breadth of coverage, and is therefore destined to become a standard reference in the field." --Language
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Main Description
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied. The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large. The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variation and change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology. With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.
Main Description
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied. The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized askey concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into aparticular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functionallinguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large. The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variationand change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology. With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.
Main Description
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguisticspresents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied. The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large. The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variation and change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology. With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.
Table of Contents
Introducing Cognitive Linguistics
Basic Concepts
Embodiment and Experientialism
Construal and Perspectivization
Schematicity
Entrenchment, Salience, and Basic Levels
Polysemy, Prototypes, and Radical Categories
Frames, Idealized Cognitive Models, and Domains
Metaphor
Image Schemas
Motonymy
Attention Phenomena
Force Dynamics
Spatial Semantics
Mental Spaces
Coneptual Integration
Iconicity
Models of Grammar
Cognitive Grammar
Construction Grammar
Word Grammar
Situating Cognitive Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics and Functional Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics and Autonomous Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics and the History of Linguistics
Linguistic Structure and Language Use
Phonology
Inflectional Morphology
Word-Formation
Nomial Classification
Idioms and Formulaic Language
Relational Constructions in Cognitive Linguistics
Clause Structure and Transitivity
Complementization
Tense and Aspect
Grammatical Voice in Cognitive Grammar
Modality in Cognitive Linguistics
Pronominal Anaphora
Discourse and Text Structure
Linguistic Variation and Change
Diachronic Linguistics
Lexical Variation and Change
Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistic Relativity
Cognitive Linguistics and Anthropological Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistic Typology
Cognitive Linguistics and First Language Acquisition
Signed Languages
Applied and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Cognitive Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Lexicography
Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Literary Studies: State of the Art in Cognitive Poetics
Cognitive Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Cognitive Linguistics, Ideology, and Critical Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Linguistics and Philosophy
Cognitive Linguistics, Psychology, and Cognitive Science
Index
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