Mental States

Mental States : Volume 2: Language and cognitive structure

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The contributions to this volume focus on what language and language use reveals about cognitive structure and underlying cognitive categories. Wide-ranging and thought-provoking essays from linguists and psychologists within this volume investigate the insights conceptual categorization can give into the organization and structure of the mind and specific mental states. Topics and linguistic phenomena discussed include narratives and story telling, language development, figurative language, linguistic categorization, linguistic relativity, and the linguistic coding of mental states such as perceptions and beliefs. With contributions at the forefront of current debate, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in language and the cognitive structures that support it.
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  • Hardback | 362 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 810g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9027231036
  • 9789027231031

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. List of contributors; 3. 1. Mental categories in natural languages (by Khlentzos, Drew); 4. 2. A culture-neutral metalanguage for mental state concepts (by Goddard, Cliff); 5. 3. Shape and colour in language and thought (by Wierzbicka, Anna); 6. 4. Universal and language-specific aspects of "propositional attitudes": Russian vs. English (by Gladkova, Anna); 7. 5. Mental states reflected in cognitive lexemes related to memory: A case in Korean (by Yoon, Kyung-Joo); 8. 6. Taste as a gateway to Chinese cognition (by Ye, Zhengdao); 9. 7. "Then I'll huff and I'll puff or I'll go on the roff!" thinks the wolf: Spontaneous written narratives by a child with autism (by Stirling, Lesley); 10. 8. Interaction between language and cognition in language development (by Winskel, Heather); 11. 9. What figurative language development reveals about the mind (by Colston, Herbert L.); 12. 10. Would you rather 'embert a cudsert' or 'cudsert an embert'? How spelling patterns at the beginning of English disyllables can cue grammatical category (by Arciuli, Joanne); 13. 11. Ethnobiological classification and the environment in Northern Australia (by Baker, Brett); 14. 12. Events masquerading as entities: Pseudorelative perception verb complements in Mawng (Australian) and Romance languages (by Singer, Ruth); 15. 13. Word and construction as units of categorization: The case of change predicates in Estonian (by Pajusalu, Renate); 16. 14. Categories and concepts in phonology: Theory and practice (by Fraser, Helen); 17. 15. You can run, but: Another look at linguistic relativity (by Wales, Roger); 18. Name index; 19. Language index; 20. Subject index; 21. Table of contents of volume 1
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