Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case
Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English
By (author) Izchak M. Schlesinger
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Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case by Izchak M. Schlesinger
Book DescriptionThis study sheds light on the complex relationship between cognitive and linguistic categories. Challenging the view of cases as categories in cognitive space, Professor Schlesinger proposes an understanding of the concept of case. Drawing on evidence from psycholinguistic research and English language data, he argues that case categories are in fact composed of more primitive cognitive notions: features and dimensions. These are registered in the lexical entries of individual verbs, thereby allowing certain metaphorical extensions. This approach to case permits better descriptions of certain syntactic phenomena, as Schlesinger illustrates through the analysis of the feature compositions of three cases.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521027366
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book develops an alternative approach to cases which permits better descriptions of certain syntactic phenomena.
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