Cognitive Approaches to English

Cognitive Approaches to English

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The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the conference Cognitive Approaches to English, an international event organized to mark the 30th anniversary of English studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek, which was held in Osijek on October 18a€“19, 2007. The participants were invited to discuss issues in cognitive accounts of English, ranging from fundamental to methodological to interdisciplinary and applied. The volume is accordingly divided into four parts. Part I, Motivation in grammar, deals with various phenomena in the grammar of English in the broadest sense of the term, all of which are shown to be motivated by metaphorical and/or metonymic operations. Part II, Constructing meaning (between grammar and lexicon), contains five chapters dealing with phenomena ranging from various peculiarities of form-meaning pairings (such as synonymy, polysemy, and figurative meanings) to concept formation. The four chapters that make up Part III are concerned with the phenomenon of interlinguistic and intercultural variation in the use of metaphorical and metonymic processes. The volume is concluded by Part IV, the three papers of which attempt to reconsider some TEFL issues from a cognitive linguistic point of view.... interpretation, and acquisition of compound words. wordandparadigm/pdf/ krott140307.pdf (accessed: 22 August 2007). Lakoff ... The Grammar of English Nominalizations. ... Oxford English Dictionary, The (OED ).

Title:Cognitive Approaches to English
Author:Mario Brdar, Marija Omazić, Višnja Pavičić Takač
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-12-14


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