Cognitive Linguistics: Convergence and Expansion by Mario Brdar, Stefan Th. Gries, Milena Žic Fuchs

By Mario Brdar, Stefan Th. Gries, Milena Žic Fuchs

Cognitive Linguistics isn't a unified conception of language yet really a collection of versatile and at the same time appropriate theoretical frameworks. no matter if those frameworks can or may still stabilize right into a unified thought is open to discuss. One set of contributions to the amount makes a speciality of facts that strengthens the elemental tenets of CL touching on e.g. non-modularity, which means, and embodiment. A moment set of chapters explores the growth of the final CL paradigm and the incorporation of theoretical insights from different disciplines and their methodologies – a improvement that may bring about competing and jointly specific theories in the CL paradigm itself. The authors are prime specialists in cognitive grammar, cognitive pragmatics, metaphor and metonymy thought, quantitative corpus linguistics, useful linguistics, and cognitive psychology. This quantity is as a result of significant curiosity to students and scholars wishing to notify themselves concerning the present nation and attainable destiny advancements of Cognitive Linguistics.

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1, one of the methodological consequences of the account of language as a product of general cognitive abilities is the importance given to imagination, a basic human cognitive ability. We humans ‘make sense’ of our less directly apprehensible experiences (for instance, of our experience of time, of emotions, or of human interaction), on the basis of more directly apprehensible and more easily describable experiences, which are usually bodily experiences. Thus we often project, for instance, part of our bodily experience of three-dimensional space onto our experience of time and talk about the future being “ahead”.

Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang. —— 2003. Metonymy in cognitive linguistics. An analysis and a few modest proposals. In H. Cuyckens, Th. Berg, R. -U. , Motivation in Language. Studies in Honor of Gunter Radden, 223–255. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. —— 2005. Metonymic chains. In F. Ruiz de Mendoza & S. Peña Cervel, eds.. Cognitive Linguistics: Internal Dynamics and Interdisciplinary Interaction [Cognitive Linguistics Research], 313–352). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. ——, ed. 2000. Metaphor and Metonymy at the Crossroads.

Shieber 1986) and makes it compatible with generative theories such as Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) (Pollard and Sag 1994). Another recent addition to this quest for formalization is the Embodied Construction Grammar approach, which, though quite far from generative fields, is striving towards a formalism that is “precise enough to support a computational implementation” (Bergen and Chang 2005:2). g. robots) can learn in a self-organized way language systems which are grounded in the real world through sensorimotor embodiment (Steels 2005).

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