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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
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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
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’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

public (Feng & O’Halloran, 2013). Every day, society is becoming a greater “consumer” and today, in general, the basic needs are to consume and sell one’s product or service. Advertising is intended to make a person memorize it, and the images that appear in the memory should motivate him/her to meet

In: Approaches to Multimodality

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
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, 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

and songs (Αθανασιάδου, 1998 ). The second source is a well-known Jordanian comedy show known as Female ‘في ميل’ which lasted for three seasons. Its 20 minute episodes are available freely on YouTube. This show represents the life of a Jordanian couple describing their first meeting, their

In: Cognitive Semantics

, there is a girl who does not smile, shows an angry, jealous look. Obviously, this is a family that does not lack anything, full of joy, love, friendship and even intrigue. The advertising slogan “Italian art of living” reveals that it is an Italian family. Thus, the episode of family life depicted in

In: Approaches to Multimodality

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