The Cognitive Linguistics Reader

The Cognitive Linguistics Reader

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Cognitive Linguistics is the most rapidly expanding school in modern Linguistics. It aims to create a scientific approach to the study of language, incorporating the tools of philosophy, neuroscience and computer science. Cognitive approaches to language were initially based on philosophical thinking about the mind, but more recent work emphasizes the importance of convergent evidence from a broad empirical and methodological base. "The Cognitive Linguistics Reader" brings together the key writings of the last two decades, both the classic foundational pieces and contemporary work. The essays and articles - selected to represent the full range, scope and diversity of the Cognitive Linguistics enterprise - are grouped by theme into sections with each section separately introduced. The book opens with a broad overview of Cognitive Linguistics designed for the introductory reader and closes with detailed further reading to guide the reader through the proliferating literature. The Reader is both an ideal introduction to the full breadth and depth of Cognitive Linguistics and a single work of reference bringing together the most significant work in the field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 174 x 244 x 54mm | 1,818.9g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 1845531094
  • 9781845531096

Table of contents

I. Introduction II. Overview III. Methodology and Scope IV. Metaphor, Metonymy and Blending V. Cognitive Lexical Semantics VI. Cognitive Approaches to Grammar VII. Conceptual Structure in Language VIII. Language Acquisition, Diversity and Change IX. Annotated Guide to Further Reading
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About Vyvyan Evans

Vyvyan Evans is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Sussex and co-author of Cognitive Linguistics. Benjamin K. Bergen is currently Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Jorg Zinken is Senior Lecturer of Psychology of Communication at the University of Portsmouth.
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