This is the first accessible introduction to the "cognitive paradigm" in linguistics. Constrasting cognitive linguistics with the assumptions of Chomskyan linguistics, and drawing examples mainly from English, the book explores the potential of the study of word meaning, syntax, and phonology.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)|
Table of Contents
The categorization of colour; The classical approach to categorization; Prototype categories: I; Prototype categories: II; Linguistic and encyclopeadic knowledge; Polysemy and meaning chains; Category extension: metonymy and metaphor; Polysemous categories in morphology and syntax; Polysemous categories in intonation; Grammatical categories; Syntactic constructions as prototype categories; Prototype categories in phonology; The acquisition of categories; Recent developments (1995)