Vyvyan Evans

List of John Benjamins publications for which Vyvyan Evans plays a role.


Book series


Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Discourse studies | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Pragmatics

New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics

Edited by Vyvyan Evans and Stéphanie Pourcel

[Human Cognitive Processing, 24] 2009. xi, 519 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Philosophy | Semantics


In this chapter I consider two types of polysemy that have not received wide attention in the cognitive linguistics literature. First, I argue that polysemy can arise from the non-linguistic knowledge to which words facilitate access. This phenomenon I refer to as conceptual polysemy. I illustrate… read more
Pickering, Lucy and Vyvyan Evans 2018 Introduction. Discourse and cognitive perspectives on language learningLanguage Learning, Discourse and Cognition: Studies in the tradition of Andrea Tyler, Pickering, Lucy and Vyvyan Evans (eds.), pp. 1–8 | Chapter
Evans, Vyvyan 2009 Semantic representation in LCCM TheoryNew Directions in Cognitive Linguistics, Evans, Vyvyan and Stéphanie Pourcel (eds.), pp. 27–55 | Article
Evans, Vyvyan and Stéphanie Pourcel 2009 IntroductionNew Directions in Cognitive Linguistics, Evans, Vyvyan and Stéphanie Pourcel (eds.), pp. 1–11 | Article
Evans, Vyvyan and Andrea E. Tyler 2004 Rethinking English ‘Prepositions of Movement’: The Case of To and Through Adpositions of Movement, Cuyckens, Hubert, Walter De Mulder and Tanja Mortelmans (eds.), pp. 247–270 | Article
In this paper, we argue against the view that prepositions designate motion. We make the case for prepositions such as to and through being associated with spatial properties in addition to a functional element. The functional element arises as a consequence of our daily interaction with the… read more