Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ronald W. Langacker

Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ronald W. Langacker year 2008
  • Book name: Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction
  • Author: Ronald W. Langacker
  • Release date: 2008/11/9
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780195331967
  • Rating: 8.68 of 10
  • Votes: 319
  • Review by: Jana Ferrara
  • Review rating: 7.16 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/9
  • Total pages: 584
  • Includes a PDF summary of 65 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This book fills a long standing need for a basic introduction to Cognitive Grammar that is current, authoritative, comprehensive, and approachable. It presents a synthesis that draws together and refines the descriptive and theoretical notions developed in this framework over the course of three decades. In a unified manner, it accomodates both the conceptual and the social-interactive basis of linguistic structure, as well as the need for both functional explanationand explicit structural description. Starting with the fundamentals, essential aspects of the theory are systematically laid out with concrete illustrations and careful discussion of their rationale. Among the topics surveyed are conceptual semantics, grammatical classes, grammatical constructions,the lexicon-grammar continuum characterized as assemblies of symbolic structures (form-meaning pairings), and the usage- based account of productivity, restrictions, and well-formedness. The theory's central claim - that grammar is inherently meaningful - is thereby shown to be viable. The framework is further elucidated through application to nominal structure, clause structure, and complex sentences. These are examined in broad perspective, with exemplification from English and numerous otherlanguages. In line with the theory's general principles, they are discussed not only in termsof their structural characterization, but also their conceptual value and functional motivation. Other matters explored include discourse, the temporal dimension of language structure, and what grammarreveals about cognitive processes and the contruction of our mental world.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 38H36M32S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Linguistics, Cognitivism, Cognitive Theory, Usage & Grammar Guides, Cognition & Cognitive Psychology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 60.47 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x235x30mm
  • Weight: 834g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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