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Cognitive Linguistics


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1. Introduction: what is cognitive linguistics?; Part I. A Conceptual Approach to Linguistic Analysis: 2. Frames, domains, spaces: the organisation of conceptual structure; 3. Conceptualization and construal operations; 4. Categories, concepts and meanings; Part II. Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics: 5. Polysemy: the construal of sense boundaries; 6. A dynamic construal approach to sense relations I: hyponymy and metonymy; 7. A dynamic construal approach to sense relations II: antonymy and complementarity; 8. Metaphor; Part III. Cognitive Approaches to Grammatical Form: 9. From idioms to construction grammar; 10. An overview of construction grammars; 11. The usage-based model; 12. Conclusion: cognitive linguistics and beyond.

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This book introduces the field of cognitive linguistics, presenting its theoretical foundations and the arguments supporting it.

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D. Alan Cruse is Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Linguistics, University of Manchester. William Croft is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester.

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