Toward a Cognitive Semantics: Volume 1: Concept Structuring Systems and Volume 2: Typology and Process in Concept Structuring

Toward a Cognitive Semantics: Volume 1: Concept Structuring Systems and Volume 2: Typology and Process in Concept Structuring

by Leonard Talmy

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Toward a Cognitive Semantics: Volume 1: Concept Structuring Systems and Volume 2: Typology and Process in Concept Structuring by Leonard Talmy

In this two-volume set, 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.

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: 9780262201223
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 09/11/2000
Series: Language, Speech, and Communication Series
Edition description: 2 Volume Set
Pages: 1076
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.25(d)

About the Author

Leonard Talmy is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Director Emeritus of the Center for Cognitive Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is the author of Toward a Cognitive Semantics, volume 1, Concept Structuring Systems, and volume 2, Typology and Process in Concept Structuring (MIT Press).

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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Ray Jackendoff

At last we have all these classic papers in one place! This collection finally makes it possible to appreciate the full scope and originality of Talmy's pioneering work in cognitive linguistics.

From the Publisher

"At last we have all these classic papers in one place! This collection finally makes it possible to appreciate the full scope and originality of Talmy's pioneering work in cognitive linguistics." Ray Jackendoff, Professor of Linguistics,Brandeis University

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