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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

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Kurt Stocker

to encompass not just ideational content but any experiential content, including affect and perception. Talmy , 2000a, p. 4 Thus, cognitive-semantic research is understood to include studying thought per se . This naturally brings a general psychological component to this line of research

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Pieter A. M. Seuren

1.1 Some Historical and Methodological Backgrounds Semantic Syntax is a formal theory of grammar, introducing an entirely new method of syntactic description. It takes a grammar to be a formal system mapping well-motivated semantic analyses ( sa ’s) onto well-formed surface structures of

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Prakash Mondal

and/or processes needs to be considered when speaking of minds just in the same way as not much over and above biological processes needs to be taken into account when talking about life. In this sense, minds are ways of speaking of certain entities and processes just like life is a way of speaking of

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Prakash Mondal

properties. On the one hand, it can indeed be held that the process of life itself can be equated with cognition—that is, the process or the property of living constitutes what can be reckoned to be cognitive ( Maturana and Varela 1980; Thompson 2010 ). On this view, the formal and organizational properties

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Tazuko van Berkel

are committed to the unique and irreplaceable person that the other is (our friends, lovers and life-long partners). 6 Correspondingly, we feel that within instrumental relationships it is acceptable to be overtly motivated by self-interest (we make deals to negotiate and harmonize our respective

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Pieter A.M. Seuren

that took the last twenty years of his life to complete, from 1900 to 1920. Wundt was inspired by the idea of a völkerpsychology as a counterpart to experimental psychology which dealt with the individual ( Graffi 1995 ). For him, psychology had two departments, one focussing on the mechanisms of the

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Andrew Lambert

Introduction In his book on friendship, William Rawlins recalls the following story: A man living in a small town in the mid-Western United States, who I’ll call Hank, was about to go bankrupt. However, Hank had come up with a solution to his financial problems that he confided to his best friend

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Adam Sutcliffe

Introduction What is a friend? What do we owe to friends, and what do they owe to us? What are they for? Are friendships indispensable for happiness and for virtuous living, or is it possible, perhaps even preferable, to live without such potentially fickle attachments? Is friendship fundamentally