Theory and Data in Cognitive Linguistics

Nikolas Gisborne | University of Edinburgh
Willem B. Hollmann | Lancaster University
ISBN 9789027242556 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027269607 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Cognitive linguistics has an honourable tradition of paying respect to naturally occurring language data and there have been fruitful interactions between corpus data and aspects of linguistic structure and meaning. More recently, dialect data and sociolinguistic data collection methods/theoretical concepts have started to generate interest. There has also been an increase in several kinds of experimental work. However, not all linguistic data is simply naturally occurring or derived from experiments with statistically robust samples of speakers. Other traditions, especially the generative tradition, have fruitfully used introspection and questions about the grammaticality of different strings to uncover patterns which might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The divide between generative and cognitive approaches to language is intimately connected to the kinds of data drawn on, and the way in which generalisations are derived from these data. The papers in this volume explore these issues through the lens of synchronic linguistic analysis, the study of language change, typological investigation and experimental study. Originally published in Studies in Language Vol. 36:3 (2012).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 67] 2014.  v, 262 pp.
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“Comprehensive, informative and insightful, this volume brings together a series of extraordinarily careful analyses which significantly advance our understanding of language and will be useful to students and established researchers alike. The contributions make connections between theory and data, investigations of lexis and syntax, form and function, and diachrony and synchrony in a synthesis that embraces 'traditional' cognitive linguistic topics as well as phenomena that have hitherto been within the purview of formalist approaches.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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