From Space to Time

A cognitive analysis of the Cora locative system and its temporal extensions

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| Nanjing Normal University & University of Hamburg
| Nanjing Normal University
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Eugene Casad’s posthumous monograph is an in-depth study of the TIME IS SPACE metaphor in Cora – an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in the state of Nayarit, Mexico – within the framework of Ronald Langacker’s Cognitive Grammar. The author provides an introduction to Cora speakers and their history, and traces the evolution of Cora locative expressions, comparing them with cognate or corresponding expressions in other Uto-Aztecan languages, e.g. Huichol, to reconstruct the development of Cora temporal meanings. Based on a meticulous analysis of synchronic and diachronic data, Casad postulates distinct Cora models of time, grammatical aspect, and event structure, among which the topographically based model of time is especially prominent. This important book can be regarded as the opus magnum of the author. It should be of interest to scholars working in conceptual metaphor theory, grammaticalization, and the history and typology of Uto-Aztecan languages.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 39]  2012.  xxvii, 263 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of figures
xi–xii
List of tables
xiii–xiv
List of maps
xv–xvi
Abbreviations
xvii–xviii
Author’s preface
xix–xx
Editors’ preface
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
xxi–xxiv
Prologue
Betty M. Casad
xxv–xxviii
Introduction
Ronald W. Langacker
1–4
Part 1. Background and orientation
Chapter 1. The Cora people and their language
7–24
Chapter 2. Theoretical prerequisites
25–54
Part 2. The emergence of the Cora locative system
Chapter 3. Inventory of Cora and Huichol locative prefixes
57–82
Chapter 4. Emergence of some Cora locative prefix sequences
83–124
Part 3. From space to time
Chapter 5. Cora temporals: Grounding and scope
127–144
Chapter 6. Space, events, and time in Cora
145–184
Chapter 7. Time and the sequencing of events
185–206
Chapter 8. Grammatical constructions and their temporal usages
207–238
Notes
239–250
References
251–258
“Since Cora is a language on the verge of extinction, this research monograph is undoubtedly the last chance of reading a thorough analysis of the emergence of its grammaticalized locative forms, coupled with a comprehensive account of the extensions from the locative domain to the domain of time. Having spent many years doing fieldwork among Cora speakers, E. Casad occupied the best possible position to undertake this endeavor and to complete it successfully. I know of nobody else who could have done it or would still be able to do it.”
“This careful and detailed analysis of the semantic and conceptual relations between space and time draws on the author’s deep experience with the Cora language. Casad works systematically through the extensions of temporal language in Cora, giving a master class in the application of a classical Cognitive Grammar framework to the study of conceptual models and their development.”
“Overall, Eugene H. Casad has produced a comprehensive account of Cora’s unique locative system and its extensions to the temporal domain from a diachronic and synchronic point of view. Given the precarious status of the language, and Casad’s long-term commitment to the study and description of Cora, this book will become an invaluable source of reference for linguists interested in Uto-Atztecan languages, typology, and, most of all, cognitive linguistics.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012028402