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LINGUIST List 25.3234

Fri Aug 08 2014

Books: Theory and Practice in Functional-Cognitive Space: Gómez González, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Gonzálvez García, Downing (eds.)

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Date: 04-Aug-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Theory and Practice in Functional-Cognitive Space: Gómez González, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Gonzálvez García, Downing (eds.)
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Title: Theory and Practice in Functional-Cognitive Space
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 68
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/sfsl.68

Editor: María de los Ángeles Gómez González
Editor: Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
Editor: Francisco Gonzálvez García
Editor: Angela Downing
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270146 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270146 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270146 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215789 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215789 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215789 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

The differences among functionalist, cognitivist and/or constructionist models are generally taken to be not absolute, but rather a matter of emphasis and degree, with an increasing permeability between paradigms arising from cross-fertilizing influences. This book further explores this burgeoning area of research through the notion of functional-cognitive space, namely, the topography of the space occupied by functional, cognitivist and/or constructionist models against the background of formalist approaches in general and of Chomsky’s Minimalism in particular. Specifically, the twelve contributions in the present volume update the reader on recent developments in functionalism (Systemic Functional Grammar, Functional Discourse Grammar and Role and Reference Grammar) and cognitivism (Word Grammar, (Cognitive) Construction Grammar and the Lexical Contructional Model). Plotting cognitive-space proves particularly adequate for situating the six models represented in this volume, not only in relation to each other, but also potentially with respect to a wide spectrum of functionalist, cognitivist and/or constructionist models.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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