Cognitive Space And Linguistic Case: Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English by Izchak M. SchlesingerCognitive Space And Linguistic Case: Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English by Izchak M. Schlesinger

Cognitive Space And Linguistic Case: Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English

byIzchak M. Schlesinger

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This study sheds new light on the complex relationship between cognitive and linguistic categories. Challenging the view of cases as categories in cognitive space, Schlesinger proposes a new understanding of the concept of case. Drawing on evidence from psycholinguistic research and English language data, he argues that case categories are in fact composed of more primitive cognitive notions: features and dimensions. These are registered in the lexical entries of individual verbs, thereby allowing certain metaphorical extensions. This new approach to case permits better descriptions of certain syntactic phenomena than has hitherto been possible, as Schlesinger illustrates through the analysis of the feature compositions of three cases.
Title:Cognitive Space And Linguistic Case: Semantic and Syntactic Categories in EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521027365

ISBN - 13:9780521027366

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Cognitive space; 2. Agent and subject; 3. The comitative; 4. Non-comitative instruments; 5. Predicates; 6. The attributee; 7. Mental verbs; 8. Objects; 9. Verb classes and agents; 10. Retrospect and prospects; Notes; References; Indexes.

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"...sheds new light on the complex relationship between cognition and linguistic categories....This new approach to case permits better descriptions of certain syntactic phenomena than has hitherto been possible." International Journal of Psychology