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Toward a Cognitive Semantics: Concept Structuring Systems
     

Toward a Cognitive Semantics: Concept Structuring Systems

by Leonard Talmy
 

ISBN-10: 0262700964

ISBN-13: 9780262700962

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

One of a two-volume set defining the field of cognitive semantics. Leonard Talmy approaches the question of how language organizes conceptual material both at a general level and by analyzing a crucial set of particular conceptual domains: space and time, motion and location, causation and force interaction, and attention and viewpoint. Talmy maintains that

Overview

One of a two-volume set defining the field of cognitive semantics. Leonard Talmy approaches the question of how language organizes conceptual material both at a general level and by analyzing a crucial set of particular conceptual domains: space and time, motion and location, causation and force interaction, and attention and viewpoint. Talmy maintains that these are among the most fundamental parameters by which language structures conception. By combining these conceptual domains into an integrated whole, Talmy shows, we advance our understanding of the overall conceptual and semantic structure of natural language. Volume one examines the fundamental systems by which language shapes concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262700962
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Language, Speech, and Communication
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
573
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part 1Typological Patterns in the Representation of Event Structure19
Chapter 1Lexicalization Patterns21
Chapter 2Surveying Lexicalization Patterns147
Chapter 3A Typology of Event Integration213
Chapter 4Borrowing Semantic Space: Diachronic Hybridization289
Part 2Semantic Interaction321
Chapter 5Semantic Conflict and Resolution323
Chapter 6Communicative Goals and Means: Their Cognitive Interaction337
Part 3Other Cognitive Systems371
Chapter 7The Cognitive Culture System373
Chapter 8A Cognitive Framework for Narrative Structure417
References483
Index491

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