By Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Alicia Galera Masegosa

ISBN-10: 9027223998

ISBN-13: 9789027223999

This monograph experiences cognitive operations on cognitive versions throughout degrees and domain names of that means development. It explores in what method an identical set of cognitive operations, both in isolation or together, account for that means illustration even if received at the foundation of inferential job or via constructional composition. accordingly, it makes specific hyperlinks among constructional and figurative that means. The pervasiveness of cognitive operations is explored around the degrees of that means development (argument, implicational, illocutionary, and discourse constitution) individual by way of the Lexical Constructional version. This version is a usage-based method of language that reconciles insights from sensible and cognitive linguistics and provides a unified account of the rules and constraints that keep an eye on either inferential job and the constructional composition of that means. This ebook is of worth to students with an curiosity in linguistic proof of cognitive job in which means development. The contents relate to the fields of Cognitive Grammar, Cognitive Semantics, building Grammar, sensible Linguistics, and Inferential Pragmatics.

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As a constructionist approach, the Lexical Constructional Model seeks to find form-meaning regularities at all levels and in all domains of linguistic description. Because it is usage-based, this model aims to base its account of regularities on the systematic search for naturally occurring linguistic expressions within their context of production. Despite its evident ties with Goldberg’s (1995, 2006) Construction Grammar, the Lexical Constructional Model features its own set of explanatory tools in order to account for the relevant facets of meaning construction at all descriptive levels (cf.

This construction can be contrasted with its agent-subject counterpart, as in Insects swarmed in the riverbank. Scholars like Salkoff (1983) and Dowty (2001) have distinguished a number of properties of the locative-subject construction. Here are some of the most relevant ones: a. The activity denoted by the verb affects the whole location. For example, it is not possible to say #The riverbank was swarming with insects but only a small portion of it had insects. By contrast, Insects swarmed in the riverbank, but only in a small portion of it makes sense.

However, the two theories have taken rather different routes. Wilson and Carston (2008) explicitly reject the cognitive-linguistic proposal that metaphor involves a conceptual mapping. The reason given for this rejection is the authors’ conviction that metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole and all tropes use roughly the same interpretative procedures. Since in Cognitive Linguistics metaphor is given special status as a cognitive “mapping” across conceptual domains, but other tropes are not mappings, although their meanings are calculated by exploring concepts and deriving meaning implications in that process, it follows that the notion of associative mapping is misled (Wilson and Carston 2008).

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