A glossary of cognitive linguistics

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University of Utah Press, Dec 28, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 239 pages
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Cognitive linguistics is one of the most rapidly expanding schools in linguistics. A mature intellectual movement with a large international community of active scholars, cognitive linguistics is a fast growing approach to language and mind within cognitive science with an impressive and complex technical vocabulary. This alphabetic guide gives an up-to-date introduction to the key terms in cognitive linguistics, covering all the major theories, approaches, ideas, and many relevant theoretical constructs. A Glossary of Cognitive Linguistics also features a brief introduction to cognitive linguistics, a detailed annotated reading list, and a listing of some key researchers in cognitive linguistics. Key Features: -A handy and easy to understand pocket guide for anyone embarking on courses in cognitive linguistics or language and the mind -Numerous cross-references to related terms -Coverage of newer areas such as Radical Construction Grammar, Embodied Construction Grammar, Primary Metaphor Theory, and Principled Polysemy Linguistics Distribution is limited to Canada and the United States

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Vyvyan Evans is professor of cognitive linguistic at the University of Brighton and author and editor of numerous books relating to cognitive linguistics, including The Structure of Time; Cognitive Linguistics (with Melanie Green), and The Cognitive Linguistics Reader (co-edited with Benjamin Bergen and Jörg Zinken).