Cognitive Linguistics

Convergence and Expansion

| University of Osijek
| University of California, Santa Barbara
| University of Zagreb
ISBN 9789027223869 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027284549 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Cognitive Linguistics is not a unified theory of language but rather a set of flexible and mutually compatible theoretical frameworks. Whether these frameworks can or should stabilize into a unified theory is open to debate. One set of contributions to the volume focuses on evidence that strengthens the basic tenets of CL concerning e.g. non-modularity, meaning, and embodiment. A second set of chapters explores the expansion of the general CL paradigm and the incorporation of theoretical insights from other disciplines and their methodologies – a development that could lead to competing and mutually exclusive theories within the CL paradigm itself. The authors are leading experts in cognitive grammar, cognitive pragmatics, metaphor and metonymy theory, quantitative corpus linguistics, functional linguistics, and cognitive psychology. This volume is therefore of great interest to scholars and students wishing to inform themselves about the current state and possible future developments of Cognitive Linguistics.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 32]  2011.  vii, 362 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
Introduction: Convergence and expansion in cognitive linguistics
Mario Brdar, Stefan Th. Gries and Milena Žic Fuchs
Part 1. Setting the scene
Convergence in cognitive linguistics
Ronald W. Langacker
An overview of cognitive linguistics
Antonio Barcelona and Javier Valenzuela
Part 2. Consolidating the paradigm
Pattern versus process concepts of grammar and mind: A cognitive-functional perspective
Jan Nuyts
Metaphor in language and thought: How do we map the field?
Gerard J. Steen
Emotion and desire in independent complement clauses: A case study from German
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
Schematic meaning of the Croatian verbal prefix iz- : Meaning chains and syntactic implications
Branimir Belaj
The conceptual motivation of bahuvrihi compounds in English and Spanish
Antonio Barcelona
On the subject of impersonals
Ronald W. Langacker
Part 3. Expanding the paradigm
Do people infer the entailments of conceptual metaphors during verbal metaphor understanding?
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. and Luciane Corrêa Ferreira
Corpus data in usage-based linguistics: What’s the right degree of granularity for the analysis of argument structure constructions?
Stefan Th. Gries
Cognitive linguistics meets the corpus
Anatol Stefanowitsch
Oops blush! Beyond metaphors of emotion
Heli Tissari
Conceptual construal and social construction
Peter Harder
The biblical story retold: A cognitive linguistic perspective
Zoltán Kövecses
Name index
Subject index
“This book is a much-needed and timely addition to the fast-growing multidisciplinary endeavor of the field, representing both state-of-the-art research and cutting-edge studies in cognitive linguistics proper and its expansion into other fields of inquiry.”
“This volume offers a superb collection of fourteen articles on a wide range of interrelated topics within cognitive linguistics. Living fully up to its ambitious title, the book is based upon the keynote talks and papers presented at the “Converging and Diverging Tendencies in Cognitive Linguistics” conference, held in Dubrovnik (Croatia) in 2005, as well as a couple of papers that have been commissioned specifically for the present volume. Therefore, the six years that have elapsed between the conference and the publication of the book was definitively worth the wait, as the editors have managed to compile a volume that provides an excellent snapshot of where cognitive linguistics is right now, but at the same time also offers a glimpse into what the future might hold for cognitive linguistic research. [...] This book is a manifestation of the fact that cognitive linguistics is indeed ready and willing to expand, and can only benefit by the process, as expansion (resting on past convergences) can lead to future convergences. With this timely and widely applicable volume the editors have managed to compile a thought–provoking, yet highly enjoyable book that will serve as reference for plenty of linguists – within and outside of the cognitive linguistic paradigm – for years to come.”
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BIC Subject: CFD – Psycholinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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