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Approaches to Cognition Through Text and Discourse : Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] - Tuija Virtanen

Approaches to Cognition Through Text and Discourse

Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]

By: Tuija Virtanen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2004
ISBN: 9783110177916
Number Of Pages: 222
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This book explores the overlapping area of study that discourse linguists and cognitive linguists are interested in. It procedes from considerations of information structuring, coherence and foregrounding to those of negotiation of meaning in situational and cultural contexts. The cognitive issues brought to the fore range from assumptions that we make about the interlocuters' memory constraints, the relative salience that we give to and recognize in elements of discourse, prototypicality and the figure-ground distinction reflected in language use, locative concerns, iconicity, negotiation between people or groups of people of common ground and establishment of shared conceptual models within society at large, which raises the issues of culture and ideology. The contributions, all by established linguists with highest qualifications, present new findings which have important theoretical implications. They offer unique and fresh analyses of central discourse phenomena in cognitive light.

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"The volume represents an important contribution to the development of both text/discourse linguistics and cognitive linguistics. The emphasis on 'distributed cognition' in serveral articles makes possible the focus on the cultural dimension of cognitve sciences and the elaboration of a semiotics of cultur."Joszef Nagy in:Linguist List 16.2190

Text, discourse and cognition : an introductionp. 1
Language, discourse, and cognition : retrospects and prospectsp. 17
On the discourse basis of person agreementp. 33
The information structure of bilingual meaning : a constructivist approach to Californian Finnish conversationp. 49
Point of departure : cognitive aspects of sentence-initial adverbialsp. 79
What is foregrounded in narratives? : hypotheses for the cognitive basis of foregroundingp. 99
From legal knowledge to legal discourse - and back againp. 123
Conditionals : your space or mine?p. 149
Communicative fragments and the interpretation of discoursep. 177
Drawing the line : a contested conceptual model in Danish 'child care talk'p. 187
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ISBN: 9783110177916
ISBN-10: 3110177919
Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 2004
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.53

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