Cognitive Grammar

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Cognitive Grammar offers a radical alternative to mainstream linguistic theories. This book introduces the theory in clear, non-technical language, relates it to current debates about the nature of linguistic knowledge, and applies it to in-depth analyses of a range of topics in semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology. Study questions and suggestions for further reading accompany each of the main chapters.

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Overview

Cognitive Grammar offers a radical alternative to mainstream linguistic theories. This book introduces the theory in clear, non-technical language, relates it to current debates about the nature of linguistic knowledge, and applies it to in-depth analyses of a range of topics in semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology. Study questions and suggestions for further reading accompany each of the main chapters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198700333
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Pt. 1 Background 1
1 Cognitive Grammar and Cognitive Linguistics 3
2 Cognitive Grammar: An overview 20
3 The symbolic thesis 38
4 The symbolic thesis: Some questions and answers 61
5 Phonological structure in Cognitive Grammar 78
6 Semantic structure in Cognitive Grammar 96
Pt. 2 Basic Concepts 121
7 Schema and instance 123
8 Schema and instance in phonology 143
9 Schema and instance in symbolic units 164
10 Meaning: Profile, base, and domain 186
11 Nominal and relational profiles 205
12 Syntagmatic relations: Combining semantic units 225
13 Syntagmatic relations in phonology 243
Pt. 3 Morphology 263
14 Morphology 265
15 Analysability and productivity 281
16 Schema competition 298
17 Kinds of symbolic units 323
Pt. 4 Nouns, Verbs, and Clauses 341
18 Nouns and nominals 343
19 Count nouns and mass nouns 366
20 Tense and aspect 389
21 Clause structure 413
Pt. 5 More on Meaning 437
22 Domains 439
23 Networks and complex categories 461
Pt. 6 Approaches to Metaphor 485
24 Metaphor: The Lakovian approach 487
25 Jackendoff and Langacker on 'go' 505
26 Alternatives to metaphor 519
Pt. 7 Idioms and Constructions 537
27 Idioms, formulas, and fixed expressions 539
28 Constructions 561
Appendix 586
Glossary 588
References 593
Name index 613
Subject index 617
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