Investigations in Cognitive Grammar

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Overview

This volume makes accessible a substantial range of recent research in Cognitive Grammar. Building from fundamentals, it brings fresh insight to the analysis of varied grammatical phenomena. Topics considered in depth include constructions, grounding, clause strucutre, and complex sentences. The book is of interest to anyone concerned with the conceptual basis of meaning and linguistic structure.

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"Ronald W. Langacker is universally acclaimed as one of the founding fathers of the cognitive linguistics movement. His pioneering efforts towards developing a meaning-oriented, usage-based theory of grammar have given cognitive linguistics many of its key concepts, and his theory of Cognitive Grammar is not only one of the cornerstones of cognitive linguistics, it is also a magnificent achievement in its own right." Dirk Geeraerts, January 2009
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Ronald W. Langacker, University of California, San Diego, USA.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Constructions in Cognitive Grammar 1

Ch. 2 Metonymy in grammar 40

Ch. 3 A Constructional approach to grammaticization 60

Ch. 4 Possession, location, and existence 81

Ch. 5 On the subject of impersonals 109

Ch. 6 Enunciating the parallelism of nominal and clausal grounding 148

Ch. 7 The English present: Temporal coincidence vs, epistemic immediacy 185

Ch. 8 A functional account of the English auxiliary 219

Ch. 9 Aspects of the grammar of finite clauses 259

Ch. 10 Finite complements in English 290

Ch. 11 Subordination in Cognitive Grammar 327

Ch. 12 The conceptual basis of coordination 341

References 375

Author index 389

Subject index 391

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