Concept, Image, and Symbol: The Cognitive Basis of Grammar

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Walter de Gruyter, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 395 pages

This classic research monograph develops and illustrates the theory of linguistic structure known as Cognitive Grammar, and applies it to representative phenomena in English and other languages. Cognitive grammar views language as an integral facet of cognition and claims that grammatical structure cannot be understood or revealingly described independently of semantic considerations.

 

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Contents

Dimensions of imagery
5
Inside and outside in Cora
33
Nouns and verbs
59
The English passive
101
Abstract motion
149
Grammatical valence
165
Active zones
189
The Yuman auxiliary
203
Transitivity case and grammatical relations
209
A usagebased model
261
Autonomy and agreement
289
Subjectification
315
Final remarks
343
Bibliography
367
Index
383
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Ronald W. Langacker, University of California, San Diego, USA.

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