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Words and Other Wonders (Cognitive Linguistic Research) [Hardcover]

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Item description for Words and Other Wonders (Cognitive Linguistic Research) by Dirk Geeraerts...

Cognitive Linguistics has given a major impetus to the study of semantics and the lexicon. The present volume brings together seventeen previously published papers that testify to the fruitfulness of Cognitive Linguistics for the study of lexical and semantic topics. Spanning the period from the late 1980s to recent years, the collection features a number of papers that may be considered classics within the field of cognitive linguistic lexicology.

The papers are grouped in thematic sections. The first section deals with prototypicality as a theoretical and practical model of semantic description. The second section discusses polysemy and criteria for distinguishing between meanings. The third section tackles questions of meaning description beyond the level of words, on the level of idioms and constructions. The following section casts the net even wider, dealing with the cultural aspects of meaning. Moving away from the theoretical and descriptive perspective towards applied concerns, the fifth section looks at lexicography from the point of view of Cognitive Linguistics. The final section has a metatheoretical orientation: it discusses the history and methodology of lexical semantics.

Each paper is preceded by a newly written introduction that situates the text against the period in which it was first published, but that also points to further developments, in the author's own research or in Cognitive Linguistics at large. The variety of topics dealt with make this book an excellent introduction to the broad field of lexicological and lexical semantic research.

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Pages   493
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2006
Publisher   Mouton de Gruyter
ISBN  3110190427  
ISBN13  9783110190427  

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