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Cognitive Linguistics

Cognitive Linguistics

Five Volume Set
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August 2016 | 1 520 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In the past few decades, cognitive linguistics has developed into one of the most dynamic and empirically significant frameworks within theoretical and descriptive linguistics. It represents a rather broad movement in modern linguistics which includes a variety of approaches and methodologies. They are, however, unified by a number of common assumptions. Foremost among these is the thesis of “cognitive paradigm”: (i) language forms an integral part of human cognition, and (ii) any insightful analysis of linguistic phenomena will need to be embedded in what is known about human cognitive abilities. Cognitive linguistics aims, therefore, for a cognitively plausible account of what it means to know a language, how languages are acquired, and how they are used.


This five-volume Major Work brings together articles on the broad subject of cognitive linguistics, which take up a number of general issues both theoretical and methodological; investigate research questions relating to grammar; explore issues relating to semantic mechanism of language; and outline the relationship between cognitive linguistics and related fields of cognitive science.


The Quiet Revolution: Ron Langacker’s Fall Quarter 1977 Lectures John Newman
The Cognitive Linguistics Enterprise: An Overview Vyvyan Evans, Benjamin Bergen and Jörg Zinken
Cognitive versus Generative Linguistics: How Commitments Influence Results George Lakoff
Cognitive Linguistics Gilles Faucconier
An Introduction to Cognitive Grammar Ronald Langacker
Why Cognitive Linguists Should Care More about Empirical Methods Raymond Gibbs, Jr.
Why Cognitive Linguistics Requires Embodied Realism Mark Johnson and George Lakoff
Embodiment and Experientialism Tim Rohrer
Some Thoughts on the Boundaries and Components of Linguistics Charles J. Fillmore
The Relation of Grammar to Cognition Leonard Talmy
Cognitive Phonology George Lakoff
Phonotactic Constraints in Cognitive Phonology Riitta Välimaa-Blum
Towards a Usage-based Cognitive Phonology Gitte Kristiansen
Word Frequency and Context of Use in the Lexical Diffusion of Phonetically Conditioned Sound Change Joan Bybee
A Cognitive Approach to Clinical Phonology Anna Vogel Sosa and Joan Bybee
Phonogenesis Paul Hopper
A Connectionist Implementation of Cognitive Phonology Deirdre Wheeler and David Touretzky
Phonological Representation of Morphological Complexity: Alternative Models (Neuro- and Psycholinguistic Evidence) Pier Marco Bertinetto
Evaluation through Morphology: A Cognitive Perspective Natalia Besedina
What Is a Morpheme? A View from Construction Grammar Richard Rhodes
Metonymy in Word-Formation Laura Janda
The Mechanisms of Construction Grammar Charles Fillmore
Constructions in Cognitive Grammar Ronald Langacker
Constructionist Approaches to Language Adele Goldberg
Logical and Typological Arguments for Radical Construction Grammar William Croft
Linguistic Gestalts George Lakoff
Syntactic Amalgams George Lakoff
Emergent Grammar Paul Hopper
Metonymic Grammar Ronald Langacker
Towards a Corpus-based Identification of Prototypical Instances of Constructions Stefan Th. Gries
Collostructions: Investigating the Interaction between Words and Constructions Anatol Stefanowitsch and Stefan Th. Gries
An Alternative to Checklist Theories of Meaning Charles Fillmore
Context, Cognition, and Semantics: A Unified Dynamic Approach Ronald Langacker
Conceptual Metaphor in Everyday Language George Lakoff and Mark Johnson
Metaphtonymy: The Interaction of Metaphor and Metonymy in Expressions for Linguistic Action Louis Goossens
Force Dynamics in Language and Thought Leonard Talmy
Conceptual Integration Networks Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner
Blending and Coded Meaning: Literal and Figurative Meaning in Cognitive Semantics Seana Coulson and Todd Oakley
Domains and Image Schemas Timothy Clausner and William Croft
Image Schemas: From Linguistic Analysis to Neural Grounding Ellen Dodge and George Lakoff
The Brain’s Concepts: The Role of the Sensory-Motor System in Conceptual Knowledge Vittorio Gallese and George Lakoff
First Steps toward a Usage-based Theory of Language Acquisition Michael Tomasello
The LAD Goes to School: A Cautionary Tale for Nativists Ewa Dabrowska
Integrating Cognitive Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching: Historical Background and New Developments Antoon De Rycker and Sabine De Knop
Linguistic Selection: An Utterance-based Evolutionary Theory of Language William Croft
Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Literary Studies: State of the Art in Cognitive Poetics Margaret H. Freeman
The Neuroscience of Form in Art George Lakoff
What Does It Mean to Compare Language and Gesture? Modalities and Constrasts Eve Sweetser
Conceptual Metaphor and the Cognitive Foundations of Mathematics Rafael N?ñez
Neurological Evidence for a Cognitive Theory of Syntax: Agrammatic Aphasia and the Spatialization of Form Hypothesis Paul Deane
Embodied Meaning in a Neural Theory of Language Jerome Feldmanand Srinivas Narayanan
Cognitive Linguistics, Biology of Cognition and Biosemiotics: Bridging the Gaps Alexander Kravchenko
Cognitive Semiotics: An Emerging Field for the Transdisciplinary Study of Meaning Jordan Zlatev

A notable feature of this 5-volume work is the scope of its coverage. The articles selected represent a wide range of authors and cover many areas of cognitive linguistic research spanning the several decades of its history. This collection performs the useful service of bringing together an array of classic papers that for many scholars may no longer be known or easily accessible. It is valuable for providing a good sense of the breadth of cognitive linguistics, the diversity of its approaches, and its development over the years.

Ronald W. Langacker
Emeritus Professor, University of California, San Diego

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