Text worlds: representing conceptual space in discourse
This book analyses the context in which text and discourse are perceived. It examines how we make sense of complex sentences which we read and hear, and how we, as writers and speakers, put together sentences in order to express certain concepts. It discusses the existence of `text worlds', mental constructs which we build up in the form of conceptual senarios.
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Cognitive Linguistics and Text Linguistics
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actually anaphora approach asserter assumptions basic believe CG pattern Chapter character character-accessible characterise cognitive Cognitive Linguistics coherence common complex conceptual contain context cucumber sandwiches defined definition deictic deixis discourse world discussion distinction domain E.M. Forster elements embedded entities epistemic example expressed fact Figure frame function function-advancing generalised grammar Hong Kong human inference interpretation John kind knowledge knowledge frame Lakoff Langacker language layers linguistic link in chain logical means memory mental metaphor metonymy modals normal notion objectivist opaque context parameters participant-accessible participants particular possible predicates present pronoun properties proposition propositional attitude question reference referential relationship relativising relevance representation represents semantic sense sentence simply Situation Semantics space speaker specific Sperber and Wilson structure sub-world syntactic tense Text Linguistics text world theory tion truth utterance verb viewpoint Werth world-building