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Title: Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon
Edited By: Klaus-Uwe Panther
Günter Radden
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 27

Language structure and use are largely shaped by cognitive processes such as
categorizing, framing, inferencing, associative (metonymic), and analogical
(metaphorical) thinking, and – mediated through cognition – by bodily
experience, emotion, perception, action, social/communicative interaction,
culture, and the internal ecology of the linguistic system itself. The contributors
to the present volume demonstrate how these language-independent factors
motivate grammar and the lexicon in a variety of languages such as English,
German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Croatian, Japanese, and Korean.
The volume will be of great interest to students and scholars in cognitive and
functional linguistics.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287021
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ISBN-13: 9789027223814
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