Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics as an Empirical Science

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Author: Laura A. Janda
Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics as an Empirical Science details the relationship between form and meaning in language, especially at the systematic level of morphology. The role of metaphor and metonymy in elaborating meaning are investigated, as well as the structuring of semantics in terms of prototypes and radial categories. Implications for cultural studies and pedagogical applications are explored. The bulk of examples and data are drawn from the Slavic languages.

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Laura A. Janda (PhD 1984) is Professor of Russian Linguistics at UiT the Arctic University of Norway. Her special areas of interest are the factors associated with the grammatical categories of case and aspect and their investigation using corpus data.
Contents Note on Supplementary Material Preface About the Author 1 From Cognitive Linguistics to Cultural Linguistics: How Cognitive Categories Reflect Culture 2 Conceptual Overlap and the Illusion of Semantic Emptiness 3 Metaphor in Grammar: Conceptualization of Time 4 Metonymy in Grammar: Word Formation 5 Constructional Profiles: What Constructions Tell Us about the Meanings of Words 6 Grammatical Profiles: What Inflectional Forms Tell Us about Lexicon and Grammar 7 Semantic Maps: Do They Reveal a Universal Underlying Conceptual Space? 8 Pedagogical Applications of Research into Embodied Grammar 9 Linguistic Concepts as Prototype-Based Categories: Reexamining Allomorphy 10 The Paradigm as a Radial Category About the Series Editor Websites for Cognitive Linguistics and CIFCL Speakers
The readership for this book includes anyone interested in linguistics (students, graduate students, professionals, and laymen, as well as academic libraries). The topic is cognitive linguistics.