Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 614 pages
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"Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? Offering both general theory and minute details, Lakoff shows that categories reveal a great deal."—David E. Leary, American Scientist

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User Review  - Michael Mena - Goodreads

Part II of this book could have been a different book all together. Still, a fascinating introduction to cognitive linguistics! Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

Great book. It's not an easy read, but it was well worth it for me. How do we think? From whence do our concepts come and how our they structured? Is language a separate, independent "module" in the ... Read full review

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George Lakoff is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. He previously taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan. His academic career has been devoted to developing the field of cognitive lingusitics, the cognitive theory of metaphor, construction grammar, embodied conceptual systems, a neural theory of grammar, and the cognitive foundations of mathematics.

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