Constructions in Cognitive Linguistics

Selected papers from the Fifth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997

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| University of Nijmegen
| University of Amsterdam
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This volume contains selected papers from the 5th ICLC, Amsterdam 1997. The papers present cognitive analyses of a variety of constructions (phrasal verbs, prepositional phrases, transitivity, accusative versus dative objects, possessives, gerunds, passives, causatives, conditionals), in a variety of languages (English, German, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Thai, Fijian). Besides analyses of ‘objective construal’, the volume reflects the increasing interest in subjectivity (grounding and speaker involvement). It also includes, lastly, contributions on the acquisition and agrammatic loss of constructions.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 178]  2000.  xvi, 338 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Editors’ Foreword
ix
Pragmatic Conditionals
Angeliki Athanasiadou and René Dirven †
1
How Polish Structures Space: Prepositions, Direction Nouns, Case, and Metaphor
Barbara Dancygier
27
Case Meaning and Sequence of Attention: Source Landmarks as Accusative and Dative Objects of the Verb
Robert B. Dewell
47
Fijian Children’s Possessive Categories and Constructions
Patrick D. Griffiths
67
Facing up to the Meaning of ‘face up to’: A Cognitive Semantico-Pragmatic Analysis of an English Verb-Particle Construction
Beate Hampe
81
Gerundive Nominalization: From Type Specification to Grounded Instance
Liesbet Heyvaert
103
A Cognitive Approach to Errors in Case Marking in Japanese Agrammatism: The Priority of the Goal -ni over the Source -kara
Hiroko Ihara and Ikuyo Fujita
123
Verbal Aspect and Construal
Agata Kochańska
141
How I got myself arrested: Underspecificity in Grammatical Blends as a Source for Constructional Ambiguity
Nili Mandelblit and Gilles Fauconnier
167
Konjunktiv II and Epistemic Modals in German: A Division of Labour
Tanja Mortelmans
191
Subjectivity and Conditionality: The Marking of Speaker Involvement in Modern Greek
Kiki Nikiforidou and Demetra Katis
217
English Imperatives and Passives
Hidemitsu Takahashi
239
Lexical Causatives in Thai
Kingkarn Thepkanjana
259
Cognitive Models in Transitive Construal in the Japanese Adversative Passive
Eijiro Tsuboi
283
Caused-Motion and the ‘Bottom-Up’ Role of Grammar
Frederike van der Leek
301
Addresses
333
Index
335
“[...] and it offers a genuinely representative sample of cognitively spirited case studies on a wide range of constrcutions attested in different languages.”
“[...] the book as a whole is a nice illustration of how various cognitive mechanisms, especially construal, can be brought to bear on the analysis of patterns above word level.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99089845