Toward a Cognitive Semantics
Volume 1: Concept Structuring Systems and Volume 2: Typology and Process in Concept Structuring
By (author) Leonard Talmy
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Toward a Cognitive Semantics by Leonard Talmy
Book DescriptionOne of a two-volume set defining the field of cognitive semantics. Leonard Talmy approaches the question of how language organizes conceptual material both at a general level and by analyzing a crucial set of particular conceptual domains: space and time, motion and location, causation and force interaction, and attention and viewpoint. Talmy maintains that these are among the most fundamental parameters by which language structures conception. By combining these conceptual domains into an integrated whole, Talmy shows, we advance our understanding of the overall conceptual and semantic structure of natural language. Volume one examines the fundamental systems by which language shapes concepts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262201223
(229mm x 178mm x 57mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Volume 2 sets forth typologies according to which concepts are structured and the processes by which they are structured.
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Author Biography - Leonard Talmy
Leonard Talmy is Director of the Center for Cognitive Science and Professor of Linguistics at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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