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William Croft , D. Alan Cruse
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22 Jan 2004 0521667704 978-0521667708
Cognitive Linguistics argues that language is governed by general cognitive principles, rather than by a special-purpose language module. This introductory textbook surveys the field of cognitive linguistics as a distinct area of study, presenting its theoretical foundations and the arguments supporting it. Clearly organised and accessibly written, it provides a useful introduction to the relationship between language and cognitive processing in the human brain. It covers the main topics likely to be encountered in a course or seminar, and provides a synthesis of study and research in this fast-growing field of linguistics. The authors begin by explaining the conceptual structures and cognitive processes governing linguistic representation and behaviour, and go on to explore cognitive approaches to lexical semantics, as well as syntactic representation and analysis, focusing on the closely related frameworks of cognitive grammar and construction grammar. This much-needed introduction will be welcomed by students in linguistics and cognitive science.

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  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (22 Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521667704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521667708
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Cognitive Linguistics argues that language is governed by general cognitive principles, rather than by a special-purpose language module. This introductory textbook surveys the field of cognitive linguistics, presenting its theoretical foundations and the arguments supporting it. Clearly organised and accessibly written, it provides a useful introduction to this fast-growing area.

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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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Cognitive linguistics is taken here to refer to the approach to the study of language that began to emerge in the 1970s and has been increasingly active since the 1980s (now endowed with an international society with biennial conferences and a journal, Cognitive Linguistics). Read the first page
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2.0 out of 5 stars lack of awareness of audience 12 Feb 2010
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This book is explicitly touted as an accessible introduction to cognitive linguistics in the bumf on the back cover. However, in the experience of this reader, accessible it isn't. I should be honest and admit that I did not read the whole book, and that the initial chapters (1,2,4) were enlightening. However, the chapters that I was most interested - those on idiom and construction grammar - were not written with the initiate in mind, or at least the writers were not able to put their expertise in an accessible form. Even what I was able to gather from them was not particularly inspiring, and certainly not as interesting as views of these areas I had gathered from other sources. For these reasons, and because since reading this book I have come across far more accessible works on this subject such as Jeanette Littlemore's 'Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Second Language Learning and Teaching', I cannot recommend this book as an introduction to cognitive linguistics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fine specimen 17 April 2009
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All was fine. Delivery time was as promised, and condition of the book likewise, just as new.
And the quality of the content is great too. This is one of the forefront geezers in cognitive linguistics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely more fun than generative grammar 24 Aug 2012
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Cognitive linguistics is one of the major theoretical approaches in linguistics. It is relatively new, and partly grew out of a response to two older approaches, generative grammar and truth-conditional semantics. This book is an introduction to this field and in it the authors defend three basic tenets of their philosophy. The first principle is aimed at generative grammar: language representation and processing is not a separate module in the mind, but is fundamentally similar to other general cognitive phenomena.

The second principle is aimed at truth-conditional semantics: meaning in language is conceptual, and cannot satisfactorily be accounted for in terms of situations meeting truth conditions.

The third principle is aimed at both of the former, which seek to maximise abstraction, and claims that language knowledge is ultimately based in experience.

A result of these three theses has been a greater openness to other academic disciplines, in particular cognitive psychology, from which it has adapted models concerning attention, memory, categorising and other cognitive abilities.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOKS 10 Sep 2007
By Andre L. Souza - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the most complete introduction to Cognitive Linguistics. It can be easily used a "textbook" for an introductory course on Cognitive Linguistics since it covers from basic notions (frames, domains, schemas, etc) to more complex agendas such as Construction Grammar. It is worth purchasing it!
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