An introduction to cognitive linguistics - download pdf or read online

By Friedrich Ungerer, Hans-Jorg Schmid

ISBN-10: 0582784964

ISBN-13: 9780582784963

Learning approximately Language

is an exhilarating and bold sequence of introductions to basic subject matters in language, linguistics and comparable parts. The books are designed for college kids of linguistics and people who are learning language as a part of a much wider direction.

Cognitive Linguistics explores the concept language displays our adventure of the area. It indicates that our skill to exploit language is heavily concerning different cognitive talents similar to categorization, belief, reminiscence and a spotlight allocation. ideas and psychological photos expressed and evoked through linguistic skill are associated through conceptual metaphors and metonymies and merged into extra finished cognitive and cultural versions, frames or situations. it's only by contrast historical past that human verbal exchange is sensible. After 25 years of extensive examine, cognitive-linguistic considering now holds a company position either within the wider linguistic and the cognitive-science communities.

An creation to Cognitive Linguistics rigorously explains the imperative options of categoriza­tion, of prototype and gestalt belief, of easy point and conceptual hierarchies, of determine and floor, and of metaphor and metonymy, for which an leading edge description is equipped. It additionally brings jointly concerns akin to iconicity, lexical swap, grammaticalization and language instructing that experience profited significantly from being wear a cognitive basis.

The moment variation of this renowned creation offers a finished and obtainable updated evaluate of Cognitive Linguistics:

  • Clarifies the fundamental notions supported by way of new proof and examples for his or her program in language studying
  • Discusses significant contemporary advancements within the box: the expanding cognizance paid to metonymies, building Grammar, Conceptual mixing and its position in online-processing.
  • Explores hyperlinks with neighbouring fields like Relevance thought
  • Uses many diagrams and illustrations to make the theoretical argument extra tangible
  • Includes prolonged routines
  • Provides titanic up to date feedback for extra examining.

Show description

Read or Download An introduction to cognitive linguistics PDF

Best grammar books

Download e-book for kindle: Oxford Guide to English Grammar by John Eastwood

The Oxford consultant to English Grammar is a scientific account of grammatical kinds and how they're utilized in glossy usual English. it's designed for newcomers at intermediate and complicated degrees and for lecturers, and is both compatible for speedy connection with information or for the extra leisured examine of grammatical issues.

Download e-book for iPad: L'anglais pour les nuls by Gail Brenner

Product Dimensions: 6. five x zero. 6 x four. 2 inches delivery Weight: 181 g Partout avec vous, votre advisor de dialog tout en couleurs (English for Dummies sequence for French.

Download e-book for iPad: Language Change and Functional Explanations by Jadranka Gvozdanovic

This selection of articles bargains insights into language switch as a functionality of communicative use. The a number of components underlying swap are defined and attainable factors are adduced. it truly is proven that vary is a functionality of communicative offerings and their mapping onto the guideline method, a mapping that's cognitively monitored.

João Costa, Maria Cristina Figueiredo Silva's Studies on Agreement PDF

The prestige of contract is a center factor in present morphological and syntactic conception. the gathering of papers during this quantity makes a speciality of vital concerns, equivalent to the character of the relation among syntax and morphology in deciding upon contract relatives; no matter if and which syntactic configurations are appropriate for settling on contract; the relevance of verbal contract for the needs of EPP; the inquiry into the life of connections among verbal and DP-internal contract; at the morphological and syntactic contrast of individual, quantity and gender contract; how and why AGREE and Spec,head kin set off assorted contract results; and the kind of relation that exists among head-movement and morphological contract.

Extra resources for An introduction to cognitive linguistics

Sample text

Labov 1973: 353) If all informants in a test call an object chair, the consistency is 100 per cent. If half the informants have doubts whether a certain object is still a chair and therefore do not call it chair, the consistency value will drop to 50 per cent. If hardly any of the informants regard an object as a chair and refuse to call it a chair, the consistency value will approach zero. 4. The drawings were presented one by one and the informants were asked to name them (additional descriptive details supplied by the informants were neglected in the analysis).

If we accept that cognitive categories consist of prototype, good examples and bad examples, and have fuzzy boundaries, this suggests that the internal structure of categories is indeed rather complex and that it deserves a more detailed examination. To conclude this section a word of caution is in order. Cognitive categories, as we have discussed them, are stored in our mind as mental concepts and signalled by the words of a language, so one might come to think that they are equivalent with the meanings of these words.

1983; Fehr and Russell 1984), informants do in fact distinguish between good and bad examples of odd numbers and squares, and similar reactions can be assumed for MOTHER (Lakoff 1987) and other kinship terms. However, this only applies to ‘everyday’ categorization. In a mathematical or scientific context the classical view comes into its own. In such a context ODD NUMBER, SQUARE, kinship categories and even BIRD can be established as clear-cut and homogeneous categories by an act of definition.

Download PDF sample

An introduction to cognitive linguistics by Friedrich Ungerer, Hans-Jorg Schmid

by Paul

Rated 4.03 of 5 – based on 37 votes