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Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case : Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English - Izchak M. Schlesinger

Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case

Semantic and Syntactic Categories in English

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1995
ISBN: 9780521434362
Number Of Pages: 256

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This study sheds new light on the complex relationship between cognitive and linguistic categories. Challenging the view of cases as categories in cognitive space, Schlesinger proposes a new understanding of the concept of case. Drawing on evidence from psycholinguistic research and English language data, he argues that case categories are in fact composed of more primitive cognitive notions: features and dimensions. These are registered in the lexical entries of individual verbs, thereby allowing certain metaphorical extensions. This new approach to case permits better descriptions of certain syntactic phenomena than has hitherto been possible, as Schlesinger illustrates through the analysis of the feature compositions of three cases.

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"Schlesinger's point is well argued, well supported, and well taken. Cognitive Space and Linguistic Case advances the field toward explicating an area that has been particularly problematic." Michael Spivey-Knowlton, Contemporary Psychology "...sheds new light on the complex relationship between cognition and linguistic categories...This new approach to case permits better descriptions of certain syntactic phenomena than has hitherto been possible." International Journal of Psychology

Preface
Introduction
Cognitive space
Agent and subject
The comitative
Non-comitative instruments
Predicates
The attributee
Mental verbs
Objects
Verb classes and agents
Retrospect and prospects
Notes
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521434362
ISBN-10: 052143436X
Series: Studies in English Language
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th June 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54

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