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Books: Cognitive Linguistics

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  1. Jessica Balaschak, Cognitive Linguistics: Cuyckens, Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics

Message 1: Cognitive Linguistics: Cuyckens, Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics

Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 13:41:49 -0400
From: Jessica Balaschak <>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics: Cuyckens, Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics

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John Benjamins Publishing would like to call your attention to a new 
volumes in linguistics:
Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics.
Selected papers from the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference,
Amsterdam, 1997.
Hubert Cuyckens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and
Britta Zawada (University of South Africa) (eds.)
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 177
United States and Canada: 1 55619 894 9 / USD 77.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3683 6 / NLG 170.00 (Hardcover)
In Cognitive Linguistics, polysemy is regarded as a categorizing
phenomenon; i.e., related meanings of words form categories centering
around a prototype and bearing family resemblance relations to one
another. Under this polysemy = categorization view, the scope of
investigation has been gradually broadened from categories in the
lexical and lexico-grammatical domain to morphological, syntactic, and
phonological categories. The papers in this volume illustrate the
importance of polysemy in describing these various categories. A first
set of papers analyzes the polysemy of such lexical categories as
prepositions and scalar particles, and looks at the import of polysemy
in frame-based dictionary definitions. A second set shows that noun
classes, case, and locative prefixes constitute meaningful and
polysemous categories. Three papers, then, pay attention to polysemy
from a psychological perspective, looking for psychological evidence
of polysemy in lexical categories. Contributions by: Hubert Cuyckens
& Britta Zawada; Birgitta Meex; Tuomas Huumo; Willy Martin; Eugene
H. Casad; Michael B. Smith; Kari-Anne Selvik; A.P. Hendrikse; Raymond
W. Gibbs, Jr. & Teenie Matlock; Dinara A. Beitel, Raymond W. Gibbs,
Jr. & Paul Sanders; Frank Brisard, Gert van Rillaer & Dominiek Sandra.
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