Cognitive Linguistics by William CroftCognitive Linguistics by William Croft

Cognitive Linguistics

byWilliam Croft, D. Alan Cruse

Hardcover | February 23, 2004

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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.
Title:Cognitive LinguisticsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:376 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:February 23, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521661145

ISBN - 13:9780521661140


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: what is cognitive linguistics?; Part I. A Conceptual Approach to Linguistic Analysis: 2. Frames, domains, spaces: the organisation of conceptual structure; 3. Conceptualization and construal operations; 4. Categories, concepts and meanings; Part II. Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics: 5. Polysemy: the construal of sense boundaries; 6. A dynamic construal approach to sense relations I: hyponymy and metonymy; 7. A dynamic construal approach to sense relations II: antonymy and complementarity; 8. Metaphor; Part III. Cognitive Approaches to Grammatical Form: 9. From Idioms to Construction Grammar; 10. An overview of construction grammars; 11. The usage-based model; 12. Conclusion: cognitive linguistics and beyond.