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Toward a Cognitive Semantics: Volume 1 : Concept Structuring Systems - Leonard Talmy

Toward a Cognitive Semantics: Volume 1

Concept Structuring Systems

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Published: 1st March 2003
For Ages: 18+ years old
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In this two-volume set, Talmy approaches the question of how language organizes conceptual material both at a general level and by analyzing a crucial set of particular conceptual domains: space and time, motion and location, causation and force interaction, and attention and viewpoint.

One of a two-volume set defining the field of cognitive semantics. Leonard Talmy approaches the question of how language organizes conceptual material both at a general level and by analyzing a crucial set of particular conceptual domains: space and time, motion and location, causation and force interaction, and attention and viewpoint. Talmy maintains that these are among the most fundamental parameters by which language structures conception. By combining these conceptual domains into an integrated whole, Talmy shows, we advance our understanding of the overall conceptual and semantic structure of natural language. Volume one examines the fundamental systems by which language shapes concepts.

"At last we have all these classic papers in one place! This collection finally makes it possible to appreciate the full scope and originality of Talmy's pioneering work in cognitive linguistics." Ray Jackendoff, Professor of Linguistics, Brandeis University

Introductionp. 1
Foundations of Conceptual Structuring in Languagep. 19
The Relation of Grammar to Cognitionp. 21
Configurational Structurep. 97
Fictive Motion in Language and "Ception"p. 99
How Language Structures Spacep. 177
Attentionp. 255
The Windowing of Attention in Languagep. 257
Figure and Ground in Languagep. 311
Structures That Relate Eventsp. 345
Force and Causationp. 407
Force Dynamics in Language and Cognitionp. 409
The Semantics of Causationp. 471
Referencesp. 551
Indexp. 561
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ISBN: 9780262700962
ISBN-10: 0262700964
Series: Language, Speech, and Communication : Book 1
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 573
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.07