Language in Use: Cognitive and Discourse Perspectives on Language and Language Learning

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Overview

Language in Use creatively brings together, for the first time, perspectives from cognitive linguistics, language acquisition, discourse analysis, and linguistic anthropology. The physical distance between nations and continents, and the boundaries between different theories and subfields within linguistics have made it difficult to recognize the possibilities of how research from each of these fields can challenge, inform, and enrich the others. This book aims to make those boundaries more transparent and encourages more collaborative research.

The unifying theme is studying how language is used in context and explores how language is shaped by the nature of human cognition and social-cultural activity. Language in Use examines language processing and first language learning and illuminates the insights that discourse and usage-based models provide in issues of second language learning. Using a diverse array of methodologies, it examines how speakers employ various discourse-level resources to structure interaction and create meaning. Finally, it addresses issues of language use and creation of social identity.

Unique in approach and wide-ranging in application, the contributions in this volume place emphasis on the analysis of actual discourse and the insights that analyses of such data bring to language learning as well as how language shapes and reflects social identity -- making it an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in cutting-edge linguistics.

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Meet the Author

Andrea E. Tyler is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. She is coauthor (with Vyvyan Evans) of The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning, and Cognition and Language and Space.

Mari Takada is a PhD candidate in linguistics at Georgetown University.

Yiyoung Kim is a PhD candidate in applied linguistics at Georgetown University.

Diana Marinova is a graduate student in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables Acknowledgements

Introduction Andrea Tyler Part I: Language Processing and First Language Learning 1. Support from Language Processing for a Constructional Approach to Grammar Adele E. Goldberg and Giulia M. L. BenciniPrinceton University and New York University

2. Homonyms and Functional Mappings in Language Acquisition Devin CasenhiserPrinceton University 3. Little Persuaders: Japanese Children's Use of Datte (but-because) and Their Developing Theories of Mind Tomoko Matsui, Peter McCagg, and Taeko Yamamoto International Christian University, Japan

4. "Because" as a Maker of Collaborative Stance in Preschool Children's Peer Interactions Amy KyratzisUniversity of California, Santa Barbara Part II: Issues in Second Language Learning 5. Contextualizing Interlanguage Pragmatics Kathleen Bardovi-HarligIndiana University

6. Learning the Discourse of Friendship Catherine Evans DaviesUniversity of Alabama

7. Applied Cognitive Linguistics and Newer Trends in Foreign Language Teaching Methodology Susanne NiemeierUniversity Koblenz-Landau, Germany

8. Language Play and Language Learning: Creating Zones of Proximal Development in a Third Grade Multilingual Classroom Ana Christina Da Silva Iddings and Steven G. McCaffertyVanderbilt University and University of Nevada at Las Vegas

9. Cognates, Cognition and Writing: An Investigation of the Use of Cognates by University Second-Language Learners Robin Cameron Scarcella and Cheryl Boyd ZimmermanUniversity of California at Irvine and California State University, Fullerton

Part III: Discourse Resources and Meaning Construction

10. Intonation, Mental Representation, and Mutual Knowledge Ann WennerstromUniversity of Washington

11. Linguistic Variation in the Lexical Episodes of University Classroom Talk Eniko CsomaySan Diego State University

12. The Unofficial Business of Repair Initiation: Vehicles for Affiliation and Disaffiliation Hansun Zhang WaringTeachers College, Columbia University

13. Pragmatic Inferencing in Grammaticalization: A Case Study of Directional Verbs in Thai Kingkarn Thepkanjana and Satoshi UeharaChulalongkorn University, Thailand and Tohoku University, Japan

Part IV: Language and Identity

14. "Trying on" the Identity of "Big Sister": Hypothetical Narratives in Parent-Child Discourse Cynthia GordonGeorgetown University

15. The Discourse of Local Identity in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina Aida PremilovacGeorgetown University

16. Immigration Geographies, Multilingual Immigrants, and the Transmission of Minority Languages: Evidence from the Igbo Brain Drain Rachel R. ReynoldsDrexel University

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