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Luchjenbroers, June. 2006. Cognitive Linguistics Investigations: Across Languages, Fields and Philosophical Boundaries. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. xiii, 334 pp.
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The total body of papers presented in this volume captures research across a variety of languages and language groups, to show how particular elements of linguistic description draw on otherwise separate aspects (or fields) of linguistic investigation. As such, this volume captures a diversity of research interest from the field of cognitive linguistics. These areas include: lexical semantics, cognitive grammar, metaphor, prototypes, pragmatics, narrative and discourse, computational and translation models; and are considered within the contexts of: language change, child language acquisition, language and culture, grammatical features and word order and gesture. Despite possible differences in philosophical approach to the role of language in cognitive tasks, these papers are similar in a fundamental way: they all share a commitment to the view that human categorization involves mental concepts that have fuzzy boundaries and are culturally and situation-based. (Publisher Book Description) Table of contents Preface ix–x Bibliographical information xi–xiii 1. Introduction: Research issues in cognitive linguistics June Luchjenbroers 1–10 Cultural models and conceptual mappings 2. When does cognitive linguistics become cultural? Case studies in Tagalog voice and Shona noun classifiers Gary B. Palmer 13–45 3. Purple persuasion: Deliberative rhetoric and conceptual blending Seana Coulson and Todd Oakley 47–65 4. Depicting fictive motion in drawings Teenie Matlock 67–85 5. Discourse, gesture, and mental spaces manoeuvers: Inside vs. outside F-space June Luchjenbroers 87–105 Computational models and conceptual mappings 6. In search of meaning: The acquisition of semantic structure and morphological systems Ping Li 109–137 7. Grammar and language production: Where do function words come from? Joost Schilperoord and Arie Verhagen 139–168 8. Word recognition and word merger Paul Warren 169–186 Linguistic components and conceptual mappings 9. Verbal explication and the place of NSM semantics in cognitive linguistics Cliff Goddard 189–218 10. “How do you know she’s a woman?”: Features, prototypes and category stress in Turkish ‘kadin’ and ‘kiz’ Robin Turner 219–234 11. Cross-linguistic polysemy in tactile verbs Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano 235–253 12. How experience structures the conceptualization of causality Maarten Lemmens 255–270 13. Subjective predicates in Japanese: A cognitive approach Satoshi Uehara 271–291 14. Figure, ground and connexity: Evidence from Xhosa narrative David Gough 293–303 15. Discourse organization and coherence Ming-Ming Pu 305–324 Name Index 325–327 Subject Index 329–334