Language and Conceptualization

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November 2005



This is one of the first attempts to tackle the issue of the relationship between linguistic and conceptual representation from a truly interdisciplinary perspective.


1. Overview: on the relationship between language and conceptualization Eric Pederson and Jan Nuyts; 2. From outer to inner space: linguistic categories and non-linguistic thinking Stephen C. Levinson; 3. Spatial operations in deixis, cognition and culture: where to orient oneself in Behlare Balthasar Bickel; 4. Remote worlds: the conceptual representation of linguistic world Paul Werth; 5. Role and individual interpretations of change predicates Eve Sweetser; 6. Changing place in English and German: language-specific preferences in the conceptualisation of spatial relations Mary Carroll; 7. Mapping conceptual representations into linguistic representations: the role of attention in grammar Russell S. Tomlin; 8. Growth points cross-linguistically David McNeill; 9. On the modularity of sentence processing: semantical generality and the language of thought Jay David Atlas; 10. The contextual basis of cognitive semantics Ronald W. Langacker; 11. The cognitive foundations of pragmatic principles: implications for theories of linguistic and cognitive representation Edward A. Robinson.


"I recommend this book to anthropologists interested in language or cognition. ...all of the chapters provide succinct statements of general theory, detailed ethnographic observations, or interesting experimental results." Gary B. Palmer, American Anthropologist "...the book is of interest to anthropological linguists interested in the relavance of our work to cognitive science." Malcah Yaeger-Dror, Language in Society
EAN: 9780521774819
ISBN: 0521774810
Untertitel: 'Language, Culture & Cognition'. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 292 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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