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Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case: Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English
     

Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case: Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English

by Bas Aarts (Editor), Merja Kyt” (Editor), Izchak M. Schlesinger
 
Arguing that cases result from an interplay of of cognitive, lexical and syntactic factors, Professor Schlesinger develops a new approach to cases which permits better descriptions of cer tain syntactic phenomena than has hitherto been possible. Drawing on evidence from psycholinguistic research and English language data, he challenges the understanding of cases as

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Arguing that cases result from an interplay of of cognitive, lexical and syntactic factors, Professor Schlesinger develops a new approach to cases which permits better descriptions of cer tain syntactic phenomena than has hitherto been possible. Drawing on evidence from psycholinguistic research and English language data, he challenges the understanding of cases as categories in cognitive space, arguing that they are instead composed of more primitive cognitive notions: features and dimensions.

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"Schlesinger's point is well argued, well supported, and well taken. Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case advances the field toward explicating an area that has been particularly problematic." Michael Spivey-Knowlton, Contemporary Psychology

"...sheds new light on the complex relationship between cognition and linguistic categories....This new approach to case permits better descriptions of certain syntactic phenomena than has hitherto been possible." International Journal of Psychology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027366
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Studies in English Language Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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