Meaning and Cognition

A multidisciplinary approach

| University of Trento
ISBN 9789027238870 (Eur) | EUR 85.00
ISBN 9781556196812 (USA) | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027299727 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
The aim of this book is to present significant aspects of cognitive grammar by adopting an interdisciplinary approach. The book provides an interplay of contributions by some exponents of cognitive grammar (Langacker, Croft, Wood, Geeraerts, Kövecses, Wildgen), and philosophers of language (Albertazzi, Marconi, Peruzzi, Violi) who, in most cases, share a phenomenological and Gestalt approach to the problem of semantics.
The topics covered include themes that are central to the debate in cognitive grammar, such as, metaphor, construal operations, prototypicality, Gestalt schemes and field semantics. The book offers evidence to support the cognitive hypothesis in semantics and the existence of a close connection between the structures of perception and the categories of natural language.
Because of the approach employed, with its consideration of borderline aspects among semantics, linguistics, theoretical reflection and historical analysis, the book marks out a route for a philosophical inquiry complementary to a cognitive approach to the semantics of natural language.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Which semantics?
Liliana Albertazzi
Why a mind is necessary: Conceptualization, grammar and linguistic semantics
Ronald W. Langacker
What is Montague semantics?
Diego Marconi
Construal operations in linguistics and artificial intelligence
William A. Croft and Esther J. Wood
Salience phenomena in the lexicon: A typology
Dirk Geeraerts
Prototypicality, typicality, and context
Patrizia Violi
Directions and perspective points in spatial perception
Liliana Albertazzi
Force and emotion
Zoltán Kövecses
The geometric roots of semantics
Alberto Peruzzi
The history and future of field semantics: From Giordano Bruno to dynamic semantics
Wolfgang Wildgen
Name index
Subject index
“[...] state of the art in cognitive grammar research and should be of interest to those involved in semantics and philosophy of language or with the interactions between these fields. [...] Meaning and cognition presents a coherent story in that, if not all, of the contributions are interconnected with one antoher in terms of both the viewpoints stated and the approaches adopted. This volume is a welcome addition to the enormous literature on cognitive grammar [...]”
“Meaning and Cognition presents a remarkable coherent whole. The articles interrelate in intriguing ways, providing overlap and mutal support without redundancy. Several of the articles (Langacker, Croft and Wood, Geeraerts) serve as excellent introductions and overviews to various semantic problems and would be well suited for use in courses in cognitive linguistics or semantics. This volume should prove useful to those conducting semantic research and to those who are looking for a good introduction to cognitive linguistics approaches to semantics.”
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Albertazzi, Liliana
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Baclawski, Kenneth, Mike Bennett, Gary Berg-Cross, Donna Fritzsche, Todd Schneider, Ravi Sharma, Ram D. Sriram & Andrea Westerinen
2018. Ontology Summit 2017 communiqué – AI, learning, reasoning and ontologies. Applied Ontology 13:1  pp. 3 ff. Crossref logo
Hipólito, Inês
2017. Anatomia da Linguagem: Podemos Compreender Jogos de Linguagem a Partir de Redes Corticais?. Kairos. Journal of Philosophy & Science 18:1  pp. 84 ff. Crossref logo
Oltramari, Alessandro
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