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Cognitive Linguistics (William Croft Alan Cruse) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 9780521661140
Cognitive Linguistics (William Croft Alan Cruse) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 9780521661140
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Title: Cognitive Linguistics

Author: Croft, William Alan Cruse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521661140

Volumes: 1; Pages: 372

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Clearly organized and written, this textbook provides a useful introduction to the relationship between language and cognitive processing in the human brain. It covers the topics likely to be encountered in a course or seminar, and provides a synthesis of study and research in a fast-growing field of linguistics. The much-needed introduction will be welcomed by undergraduates and graduates in linguistics and cognitive science.Contents1. Introduction: what is cognitive linguistics?Part I. A Conceptual Approach to Linguistic Analysis2. Frames, domains, spaces: the organisation of conceptual structure3. Conceptualization and construal operations4. Categories, concepts and meaningsPart II. Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics5. Polysemy: the construal of sense boundaries6. A dynamic construal approach to sense relations I: hyponymy and metonymy7. A dynamic construal approach to sense relations II: antonymy and complementarity8. MetaphorPart III. Cognitive Approaches to Grammatical Form9. From Idioms to Construction Grammar10. An overview of construction grammars11. The usage-based model12. Conclusion: cognitive linguistics and beyond
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