The Foundations of Cognitive Grammar
Theoretical Prerequisites v.1
By (author) Ronald W. Langacker
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Foundations of Cognitive Grammar by Ronald W. Langacker
Book DescriptionThis is the first volume of a two-volume work that introduces a new and fundamentally different conception of language structure and linguistic investigation. The central claim of cognitive grammar is that grammar forms a continuum with lexicon and is fully describable in terms of symbolic units (i.e. form-meaning pairings). In contrast to current orthodoxy, the author argues that grammar is not autonomous with respect to semantics, but rather reduces to patterns for the structuring and symbolization of conceptual content.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780804738514
(230mm x 153mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Tailored to students, this abridged version of Cognitive Grammar positions Langacker's authoritative work as an accessible, attractive cornerstone of cognitive linguistics as the field continues to evolve.
Cognitive Grammar, Hardback (April 2008)
This lucid and authoritative introduction to Cognitive Grammar presents the theory and its rationale in careful, systematic detail. Its application to central domains of language structure makes a compelling case that grammar is inherently meaningful. The book holds great interest for linguists, linguistics students, and professionals.
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In contrast to current orthodoxy, the author of this work argues that grammar is not autonomous with respect to semantics, but rather reduces to patterns for the structuring and symbolization of conceptual content.
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Author Biography - Ronald W. Langacker
Ronald W. Langacker is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author or editor of several books on linguistics.
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