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Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Anne Reboul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book offers a new approach to the evolution of language, arguing for a two-step process, syntax first evolving as an auto-organizational process for the human conceptual apparatus (as a Language ... More

Concealed Questions

Concealed Questions

Ilaria Frana

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Understanding the properties of questions and their embedding predicates has been a central project in theoretical syntax and semantics over the last fifty years. This book examines the semantic ... More

The Discourse of News ValuesHow News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190653934
eISBN:
9780190653972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190653934.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Discourse of News Values breaks new ground in news media research in offering the first book-length treatment of the construction of newsworthiness through words and images. With an ... More

Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Ana Arregui, María Luisa Rivero, and Andrés Salanova (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the extremely rich diversity found under the “modal umbrella” in natural language. Offering a cross-linguistic perspective on the encoding of modal meanings that draws on novel ... More

A Prehistory of Cognitive PoeticsNeoclassicism and the Novel

A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Karin Kukkonen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that the neoclassical critical tradition of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with its cognitive perspective on the workings of literature, constitutes a key chapter in the ... More

Semantics and Morphosyntactic VariationQualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Semantics and Morphosyntactic Variation: Qualities and the Grammar of Property Concepts

Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198744580
eISBN:
9780191805837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744580.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Systematic variation in form between semantic equivalents across languages is a key explanandum of linguistic theory. Two contrasting views of the role of lexical semantics in the analysis of such ... More

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