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Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics : An Introduction to Word Grammar - Richard Hudson

Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

An Introduction to Word Grammar

Paperback Published: 29th July 2010
ISBN: 9780521721646
Number Of Pages: 348

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Word grammar is a theory of language structure and is based on the assumption that language, and indeed the whole of knowledge, is a network, and that virtually all of knowledge is learned. It combines the psychological insights of cognitive linguistics with the rigour of more formal theories. This textbook spans a broad range of topics from prototypes, activation and default inheritance to the details of syntactic, morphological and semantic structure. It introduces elementary ideas from cognitive science and uses them to explain the structure of language including a survey of English grammar.

'Masterfully written and meticulously organised, Richard Hudson's book describes how general principles of categorization and cognitive processing give rise to the network structure of language, and English grammar in particular. This is essential and accessible reading for anyone interested in the induction, generalization and organization of language in the mind.' Peter Robinson, Aoyama Gakuin University

How the Mind Works
Introduction to cognitive science
Network structure
Network activity
How Language Works
Introduction to linguistics
Words as concepts
Using and learning language
How English Works
Introduction to English linguistics
English words
English syntax
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ISBN: 9780521721646
ISBN-10: 0521721644
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 29th July 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.69