Cognitive Grammar

Paperback | December 19, 2002

byJohn R. Taylor

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'Cognitive Grammar' is a theory of language which has been developing since the late 1970's. Underlying the theory is the assumption that language is inherently symbolic in nature and that a language provides its speakers with a set of resources for relating phonological structures withsemantic structures. John R. Taylor introduces the theory of Cognitive Grammar, placing it in the context of current theoretical debates about the nature of linguistic knowledge, and relating it to more general trends in 'cognitive' linguistics. The central concepts of the theory are explained in clear, non-technicallanguage, and are applied to in-depth discussions of a range of topics in semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology. Suggestions for further applications of the theory are contained in the numerous study questions which accompany each of the main chapters.

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'Cognitive Grammar' is a theory of language which has been developing since the late 1970's. Underlying the theory is the assumption that language is inherently symbolic in nature and that a language provides its speakers with a set of resources for relating phonological structures withsemantic structures. John R. Taylor introduces t...

John R. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Otago, New Zealand.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.31 inPublished:December 19, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1 Background1. Cognitive Grammar and Cognitive Linguistics2. Cognitive Grammar: An Overview3. The Symbolic Thesis4. The Symbolic Thesis: Some Questions and Answers5. Phonological Structure in Cognitive Grammar6. Semantic Structure in Cognitive GrammarPart 2 Basic concepts7. Schema and Instance8. Schema and Instance in Phonology9. Schema and Instance in Symbolic Units10. Meaning: Profile, Base, and Domain11. Nominal and Relational Profiles12. Syntagmatic Relations: Combining Semantic Units13. Syntagmatic Relations in PhonologyPart 3 Morphology14. Morphology15. Analysability and Productivity16. Schema Competition17. Kinds of Symbolic UnitsPart 4 Nouns, Verbs, and Clauses18. Nouns and Nominals19. Count nouns and Mass nouns20. Tense and Aspect21. Clause StructurePart 5 More on meaning22. Domains23. Networks and Complex CategoriesPart 6 Approaches to Metaphor24. Metaphor: The Lakovian Approach25. Jackendorff and Langacker on 'Go'26. Alternatives to MetaphorPart 7 Idioms and constructions27. Idioms, Formulas, and Fixed Expressions28. ConstructionsReferences