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Books: Cognitive Science: Croft, Cruse

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  1. jreid, Cognitive Linguistics: Croft, Cruse

Message 1: Cognitive Linguistics: Croft, Cruse

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 12:02:09 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics: Croft, Cruse

Title: Cognitive Linguistics
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
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Author: William Croft, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.
Author: Alan Cruse, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.
Hardback: ISBN: 0521661145, Pages: 300, Price: $60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521667704, Pages: 300, Price: $22.00

Clearly organized and written, this textbook provides a useful
introduction to the relationship between language and cognitive
processing in the human brain. It covers the topics likely to be
encountered in a course or seminar, and provides a synthesis of study
and research in a fast-growing field of linguistics. The much-needed
introduction will be welcomed by undergraduates and graduates in
linguistics and cognitive science.

1. Introduction; SECTION I: A Conceptual Approach to Linguistic
Analyisis; 2. The Representation of Linguistic Knowledge;
3. Categorization; 4. Conceptualization and Construal Operations;
5. Mental Spaces and Space Blending; SECTION II: Cognitive Approaches
to Lexical Semantics; 6. Words and Concepts; 7. Polysemy; 8. Patterns
of Meaning Extension and Change; 9. Sense Relations; SECTION III: A
Usage-Based, Constructional Approach to Syntax; 10. Prelude: the
Cognitive Model of Phonolgy/Morphology; 11. From Idioms to
Construction Grammar; 12. A Knowledge Network Model of Syntactic
Representaion; 13. A Dynamic, Usage-Based View of Grammar;
14. Conclusion

Lingfield(s): Cognitive Science
		Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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