Table of contents
 

PART I: THE COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS ENTERPRISE
1              What do cognitive linguists study?             
2              Key commitments and research methods
3              Foundations of experience I: Space
4              Foundations of experience II: Time
5              Language in use I: Knowledge of language
6              Language in use II: Language change and

                acquisition
7              Key topics in language science: Formal

                versus cognitive linguistics

PART II:  CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE                     
8              What is a cognitive linguistics approach to

                conceptual structure?       
9              Image schemas and the origin of concepts
10            Cognitive Semantics
11            Categorisation and idealised cognitive

                models                     
12            Conceptual metaphor theory
13            Primary metaphors and conceptual

                metonymy   

PART III: SEMANTIC STRUCTURE    
14           What is a cognitive linguistics approach to

               semantics?
15           The encyclopaedic approach to semantic

               structure I: Overview 
16           The encyclopaedic approach to semantic

               structure II: Two theories
17           Network approaches to semantic structure   18           Access semantics and meaning construction
19           Mental spaces and discourse meaning  
20           Conceptual blending and semantic

               creativity              

PART IV: GRAMMAR
21           What is a cognitive linguistics approach to

               grammar?          
22           Cognitive Grammar I: Lexical classes          
23           Cognitive Grammar II: Constructions
24           Cognitive Grammar III: The verb string       
25           Construction Grammar I: Accounting for

               irregularity in grammar         
26           Construction Grammar II: Accounting for

               generalisations in grammar     
27           The evolution of grammar

PART V:  APPLICATIONS AND EXTENSIONS OF COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS
28           Language, society and discourse
29           Text, narrative and literature
30           Gesture and sign language

 

Cognitive Linguistics:

A Complete Guide

This book is a comprehensive and authoritative overview—a complete guide—to the cognitive linguistics enterprise. Cognitive linguistics is a contemporary and highly influential school of thought, encompassing the study of human language, mind, and social behaviour. The book surveys the primary theoretical commitments and guiding principles of the enterprise, and provides a thorough and engaging overview of the broad range of areas studied by cognitive linguistics, including all aspects of language, mind, as well as applications and extensions of cognitive linguistics to the study of text, literature, discourse, and society. The book focuses equally on presenting influential cognitive linguistic theories, as well as descriptive accounts of linguistic, psychological and behavioural phenomena; it also introduces the reader to methods and approaches deployed by cognitive linguistics in studying human language, mind and behaviour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Edinburgh University Press on May 1st 2019

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Endorsements
"One of the best introductions to the intersection of language and the mind ever written...a masterpiece and a delight."
PROFESSOR DANIEL L. EVERETT, BENTLEY UNIVERSITY

"A “must-read”...comprehensive, in-depth...Its breadth and depth of coverage are unparalleled."
JEANNETTE LITTLEMORE, PROFESSOR OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

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