Semantics 2015 : A Cognitive Account of Linguistic Meaning

Semantics 2015 : A Cognitive Account of Linguistic Meaning

Description

Semantics: A Cognitive Account of Linguistic Meaning is a comprehensive introduction to the study of the meaning of linguistic expressions in English: words and sentences. In conducting the analysis, it draws on two sources. First, it relies on the assumptions of Cognitive Linguistics, which describes language as being non-modular, symbolic, usage-based, meaningful and creative. Second, it hinges on the assumptions of Cognitive Semantics, which describes meaning as being embodied, motivated, dynamic, encyclopaedic and conceptualised. It explicates these assumptions clearly and applies them to diverse areas of language. Ultimately, it enables students to recognise the complexity of the English linguistic system, and trains them to solve the intricate puzzles characterising its nature.


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Details

Author(s)
Zeki Hamawand
Format
Hardback | 264 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 971g
Publication date
01 Sep 2015
Publisher
Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1781792488
ISBN13
9781781792483