Motivating the Symbolic: Towards a Cognitive Theory of the Linguistic Sign by Hubert KowalewskiMotivating the Symbolic: Towards a Cognitive Theory of the Linguistic Sign by Hubert Kowalewski

Motivating the Symbolic: Towards a Cognitive Theory of the Linguistic Sign

byHubert Kowalewski

Hardcover | August 24, 2016

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The book outlines a new approach to the study of motivation in language, which is firmly rooted in the paradigm of cognitive linguistics, but it is developed in critical (and constructive) dialogue with classical theories in semiotics: Ferdinand de Saussure’s structural linguistics and Charles S. Peirce’s model of the sign. The author’s proposal hinges upon the Peircean distinction between iconic, indexical, and symbolic signs, but the classical typology is reinterpreted within the framework of cognitive linguistics. The approach does not seek to "categorize" different linguistic expressions into one of the three Peircean types, but attempts to capture the dynamicity of meanings in terms of iconicity, indexicality, and conventionality. The book presents an analysis of selected vocabulary and morphosyntactic structures of English.

Hubert Kowalewski is an assistant professor at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. His main professional interests include cognitive linguistics, non-linguistic semiotics, methodology of linguistics, and philosophy of science. He has published papers on motivation in language and visual signs, Conceptual Blending The...
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Title:Motivating the Symbolic: Towards a Cognitive Theory of the Linguistic SignFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.5 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:August 24, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631671075

ISBN - 13:9783631671078

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Cognitive theory of the linguistic sign – New theory of linguistic motivation – Cognitive linguistics – Language vs. Reality – Models of the linguistic sign – Post-Saussurean linguistics – Peirce-inspired linguistics