Meaning and Cognition

A multidisciplinary approach

Liliana Albertazzi | University of Trento
ISBN 9789027238870 (Eur) | EUR 85.00
ISBN 9781556196812 (USA) | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027299727 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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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.
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“[...] 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
2002. Phenomenologists and Analytics: A Question of Psychophysics?. The Southern Journal of Philosophy 40:S1  pp. 27 ff. DOI logo
Albertazzi, Liliana
2007. Matrix: Schematic Universals. How Many Minds Does a Bilingual Have?. In Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism,  pp. 63 ff. DOI logo
Albertazzi, Liliana
2010. The Ontology of Perception. In Theory and Applications of Ontology: Philosophical Perspectives,  pp. 177 ff. DOI logo
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. DOI 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. DOI logo
Oltramari, Alessandro
2011. An Introduction to Hybrid Semantics: The Role of Cognition in Semantic Resources. In Modeling, Learning, and Processing of Text Technological Data Structures [Studies in Computational Intelligence, 370],  pp. 97 ff. DOI logo

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