Cognitive Linguistics and the Study of Chinese

| Shanghai International Studies University
| Nanjing Normal University
| Ningbo University
ISBN 9789027204165 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027262080 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Bringing together contributions from a group of prominent researchers, within a cognitive-linguistic framework, this volume sheds light on linguistic structures and usages characteristic of the Chinese language, including noun-verb inclusion, the conceptual spatialization of actions, existential constructions, conceptual structures and coherence, idioms and metaphors, language acquisition of caused motion, etc.

The contributions are committed to the principle of “converging evidence” that has been advocated in Cognitive Linguistics since its inception. Some studies in this volume combine introspective methods with theoretical analysis, while others rely on corpus-based, experimental and neuroscientific methods. Featuring diverse topics and multiple methods, this collection will be useful to readers who are interested in the grammatical and conceptual structure of Chinese, as well as in the state-of-the-art of Cognitive Linguistics in China.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 67]  2019.  xv, 313 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
Series Editors’ Preface
Introduction to this volume
Dingfang Shu, Hui Zhang and Lifei Zhang
General introduction: 30 years of Cognitive Linguistics in China
Dingfang Shu, Lifei Zhang and Tian Li
Part I. Morphological, lexical and syntactic constructions
Chapter 1. When constructions meet context: The polysemy of Mandarin hai revisited
Wei-lun Lu
Chapter 2. On the partial productivity of constructions: Creativity and semantic constraints on the Chinese zhe existential construction
Zhen Tian
Chapter 3. A corpus-based study of subjectification and the disposal construction in modern Mandarin: The BA construction vs. the BA-GE construction
Yuchen Li and Zhengguang Liu
Chapter 4. Types of negatives and the noun-verb distinction in English and Chinese
Jiaxuan Shen
Chapter 5. The conceptual spatialization of actions or activities in Chinese: The Adjective + Verb construction
Wenbin Wang
Part II. Cognitive pragmatics
Chapter 6. Structural salience and referential accessibility: A cognitive account of inter-clausal NP anaphora in Chinese complex sentences
Yulong Xu
Chapter 7. Complementing cognitive linguistics with pragmatics and vice versa: Two illustrations from Chinese
Rong Chen
Part III. Neurocognition and psycholinguistics
Chapter 8. A neurocognitive approach to Chinese idiom comprehension: An ERP study
Hui Zhang
Chapter 9. The role of metaphor in categorization: A time course study
Yumiao Gong and Rong Zhou
Chapter 10. Linguistic and mental representations of caused motion in Chinese and English children
Yinglin Ji
Author index
Subject index
“In conclusion, this volume provides an excellent overview of contemporary cognitive linguistic studies on the Chinese language. Featuring a wide breadth of topics and a great richness of methodology, it contributes substantially to the existing literature of Cognitive Linguistics. It deserves to be on the bookshelves of those who are interested in Cognitive Linguistics in general as well as those who are interested in the study of the Chinese language in particular.”
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BIC Subject: CF/2GD – Linguistics/Sino-Tibetan languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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