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Cognitive GrammarA Basic Introduction

Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Ronald Langacker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Cognitive Grammar is a radical alternative to the formalist theories that have dominated linguistic theory during the last half century. Instead of an objectivist semantics based on truth conditions ... More

Cognitive Literary ScienceDialogues between Literature and Cognition

Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Michael Burke and Emily T. Troscianko (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together researchers with cognitive-scientific and literary backgrounds to present innovative research in all three variations on the possible interactions between literary studies ... More

A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

Christina Tortora

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199945627
eISBN:
9780199369829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents and analyzes various features of the morpho-syntax of Borgomanerese, a Gallo-Italic dialect spoken in the town of Borgomanero, in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. The study ... More

Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Brian MacWhinney, Andrej Malchukov, and Edith Moravcsik (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book examines the issue of competing motivations in grammar and language use. The term “competing motivations” refers to the conflicting factors that shape the content and form of grammatical ... More

The Complementizer PhaseSubjects and Operators

The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

E. Phoevos Panagiotidis (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book draws together nine original investigations by leading linguists and promising young scholars on the syntax of complementisers (eg that in She said that she would) and their phrases. The ... More

Computational PhenotypesTowards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This is a book about language as a species-typical trait of humans. Linguists customarily describe it as an extremely exceptional capacity, even when compared with the biological endowment of closely ... 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

Conceptions in the CodeHow Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Stefan Larsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book makes a significant contribution to sociolegal analysis and also represents a valuable contribution to conceptual metaphor theory. By utilising the case of copyright in a digital context it ... More

Confronting the Death PenaltyHow Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Robin Conley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book probes how jurors make the ultimate decision about whether another human being should live or die. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Texas and interviews with jurors who served on ... More

Consequences of ContactLanguage Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Miki Makihara and Bambi B. Schieffelin (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Pacific is historically an area of enormous linguistic diversity, where talk figures as a central component of social life. Pacific communities, from Polynesia to Melanesia, also represent ... More

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