Topics in Cognitive Linguistics

ISBN 9789027235442 | EUR 214.00 | USD 321.00
ISBN 9789027286192 | EUR 214.00 | USD 321.00
This volume presents new developments in cognitive grammar and explores its descriptive and explanatory potential with respect to a wide range of language phenomena. These include the formation and use of locationals, causative constructions, adjectival and nominal expressions of oriented space, morphological layering, tense and aspect, and extended uses of verbal predicates. There is also a section on the affinities between cognitive grammar an early linguistic theories, both ancient and modern.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 50]  1988.  x, 704 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
I. Toward a coherent and comprehensive linguistic theory
An overview of cognitive grammar
Ronald W. Langacker
A view of linguistic semantics
Ronald W. Langacker
The nature of grammatical valence
Ronald W. Langacker
A usage-based model
Ronald W. Langacker
II. Aspects of a multifaceted research program
The relation of grammar to cognition
Leonard Talmy
Where does prototypicality come from?
Dirk Geeraerts
The natural category MEDIUM: An alternative to selection restrictions and similar constructs
Bruce Hawkins
Spatial expressions and the plasticity of meaning
Annette Herskovits
Contrasting prepositional categories: English and Italian
John R. Taylor
The mapping of elements of cognitive space onto grammatical relations: An example from Russian verbal prefixation
Laura A. Janda
Conventionalization of cora locationals
Eugene H. Casad
The conceptualisation of vertical space in English: The case of tall
René Dirven † and John R. Taylor
Length, width, and potential passing
Claude Vandeloise
On bounding in Lk
Fritz Serzisko
A discourse perspective on tense and aspect in standard modern Greek and English
Wolf Paprotté
Semantic extensions into the domain of verbal communication
Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn
Spatial metaphor in German causative constructions
Robert Thomas King
Náhuatl causative/applicatives in cognitive grammar
David Tuggy
III. A historical perspective
Grammatical categories and human conceptualization: Aristotle and the modistae
Pierre Swiggers
Cognitive grammar and the history of lexical semantics
Dirk Geeraerts
Subject index
Topics in Cognitive Linguistics is an important publication. Cognitive grammar appears to be an alternative linguistic theory, which has achieved a certain degree of internal coherence and has a wide descriptive and explanatory potential when applied in the study of various language phenomena, across many natural languages.
This book marks a significant stage in the evolution of cognitive grammar, which in spite of its considerable achievements both theoretical and applicative remains open to modifications and is likely to expand in scope and depth.The volume has been very carefully devised and co-ordinated, and expertly edited by Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn.”
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