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Author: Laura A. Janda

motivates a series of core concepts for cognitive linguistics, presented in brief in this article. These concepts (and many more) are elaborated in greater detail in handbooks of cognitive linguistics ( Geeraerts and Cuyckens 2007, Dąbrowska and Divjak 2015 ) and textbooks ( Langacker 1987 and 1991a

In: Cognitive Semantics
Author: Nina Pawlak

rai and hankali, are of great significance in marking the notion. Rai [râi] ‘life’ The basic meaning of rai is ‘life’ (as in masu rai ‘living’, ‘alive’). When used as a subject or an object, the word refers to a person, e.g.: (46) raina ya yi fari ‘I feel happy’ (lit. my life became white) (47

In: The Body in Language

small boy living in the Middle East—of why a single event in life may change our perception of what- ever preceded it and whatever will follow. He then goes on to explain that he got a clear understanding of this kind of relationship between events from music. Referring to a musical example he later

In: The Body in Language
Author: Igor Dreer

’s signifiés], not sentences and parts of speech, and in general not anything usually studied under the name of syntax. » (Diver 1980 : 3) The postulation of signals and their invariably paired meanings is motivated by the communicative function of language because a “one form- one meaning” correspondence

In: Sémantique et diachronie du système verbal français

from elsewhere, and SLEDGE and TO· BOGGAN, where there is not even a device fixed to the feet. Nevertheless, the pattern may be clear enough to motivate the zero-derivation of Cycling verbs. However suggestive it may be, though, the linguistic evidence does not show that Cycling isa Foot

In: The Lexicon-Encyclopedia Interface
Author: Joanna Jurewicz

, it is important to note that a similar situation existed in pre- Socratic Greek philosophy. Here we do not have much testimony either, but even from the scanty remains we can see that a lot of philosophical concepts are to some extent connected with everyday life experience. For example, rec

In: The Body in Language

1997: 23ff). As also discussed in chapter 2, sect. 4, a central assumption in prototype semantics is that lexical items tend to be polysemous. As is amply supported by both older and more recent work in historical semantics, lexemes do not typically start life as polysemous; rather, polysemy

In: Particles at the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface
Author: Paul Dekker

--or, rather, a way of dealing with an independently motivated notion of information-which allows us to live up to the following two assumptions. First, that there is nothing contradictory about being mistaken about the identity of a given object. Second, that, nevertheless, there is a perfectly legitimate

In: Context-Dependence in the Analysis of Linguistic Meaning
Author: Paul Dekker

woman living with a cat, then there is a minimal situation in which only this woman only lives with only this cat. In general the literature on the subject is full of such suggestions about a 'easy', or case-like, appearance of minimal situations (cf., e.g., (Chierchia 1988; Heim 1990; Lappin and

In: Context-Dependence in the Analysis of Linguistic Meaning
Author: Talmy Givón

explanatory param- eters of language. Rather than wind up with a formal and AUTONOMOUS level of structural organization in language, we do indeed find syntax to be a DEPENDENT, functionally motivated entity whose formal properties reflect- perhaps not completely, but nearly so-the properties of the

In: Discourse and Syntax