Handbook of Cognitive Semantics (part 1)

With a Foreword by Leonard Talmy


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Cognitive semantics is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of meaning and mind. The Handbook of Cognitive Semantics is the first reference work in the field. Edited by Thomas Fuyin Li, with a detailed taxonomy of the field by Leonard Talmy, it provides an overview of the basic topics and recent developments. Since its origins, cognitive semantics has grown greatly in the range and depth of its research on conceptual structure in language. The Handbook shows that cognitive semantics has become a mature discipline that advances linguistic meaning to a central place in research on cognition.
This is the first volume in a set of four. It contains the following parts:
Part I: Conceptual Semantics
Part II: Basic Issues

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Fuyin Thomas LI, Ph.D. (2003), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is Professor of Linguistics at Beihang University, Founding Editor of the journal Cognitive Semantics, Series Editor of Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics, and organizer of the China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics (CIFCL) and ICLC-11. He proposed the Macro-event Hypothesis.
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Notes on Contributors

1 Foreword: A Taxonomy of Cognitive Semantics
Leonard Talmy

2 Introducing Cognitive Semantics
Fuyin Thomas Li

Part 1 Conceptual Semantics

3 The Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) Approach
Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka, and Zhengdao Ye

4 Frame Semantics
Esraʾ M. Abdelzaher

5 Conceptual Semantics
Ronald W. Langacker

6 Embodied Semantics
Daniel Casasanto

7 Simulation Semantics: How the Body Characterizes the Mind
Nian Liu

Part 2 Basic Issues

8 A Usage-Based Analysis of the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface
Mira Ariel

9 Encyclopedic Knowledge and Linguistic Meaning
Patrick Duffley

10 Meaning and Intersubjectivity
Magdalena Rybarczyk and Michael Stevens Pérez

11 Cognitive Semantics: Conceptualization, Identity (Politics), and the Real World
Peter Harder

Appendix: Volumes Overview
This Handbook is a must-read for students and researchers in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other subject fields in cognitive science that takes meaning and mind as their pursuit.
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