Franklin

Language and memory : aspects of knowledge representation / edited by Hanna Pishwa.

Publication:
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, [2006]
Series:
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 173.
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs, 1861-4302 ; 173
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (453 pages) : illustrations.
Subjects:
Psycholinguistics.
Memory.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This volume presents an entirely new, expanded cognitive view of language by examining linguistic structure and its use in communication from the point of view of memory, thus providing a novel way of analysing language. The fourteen chapters, authored by linguists and psychologists, show the need for such an approach and illustrate that the properties of numerous linguistic structures reflect those of memory in various ways. Many different methodologies are presented because of the interdisciplinary nature of the volume, without reducing the comprehensibility and comparability of the contributions. Core linguistic areas are discussed in the contributions embracing syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis; psychological aspects are restricted to memory systems and their properties. The introduction provides a concise overview of memory, and then three sections examine linguistic phenomena from various angles relating them to memory. In the first section, the contributions emphasize the issue of syntagmatic vs. paradigmatic organization in various linguistic phenomena with a focus on syntax and their locus in memory. The contributions in the second part investigate structures with non-fixed functions showing that they tend to be connected to a certain submemory sharing their features such as subjectivity and evaluation. The concern of the last section is discourse comprising coherence, evidentiality, politeness, and persuasion. The book should be stimulating for researchers and students of linguistic core areas as well as those occupied with developmental aspects and theoretical aspects of language. It also provides new insights into methods of analysis both in linguistics and in cognitive psychology. The individual chapters are comprehensible to linguists who have no background in psychology and to psychologists who have to background in linguistics.
Contents:
Memory and language : introduction / Hanna Pishwa
A constructivist epistemology for the language sciences / Ngoni Chipere
'What's a nice NP like you doing in a place like this?' the grammar and use of English inversions / Gert Webelhuth ... [et al.]
Co-occurrence and constructions / Paul Deane
On the reduction of complexity : some thoughts on the interaction between conceptual metaphor, conceptual metonymy, and human memory / Rainer Schulze
Making ends meet / Uwe Multhaup
Evaluation and cognition : inscribing, evoking and provoking opinion / Monika A. Bednarek
Causality and subjectivity : the causal connectives of modern Greek / Eliza Kitis
Expression of goals in communication : the case of multifunctional 'try' / Hanna Pishwa
What psycholinguistic negation research tells us about the nature of the working memory representations utilized in language comprehension / Barbara Kaup
It utterly boggles the mind : knowledge, common ground and coherence / Wolfram Bublitz
Remembering another's experience : epistemological stance and evaluation in narrative retelling / Ilana Mushin
Conversation memory : intentions, politeness, and the social context / Thomas Holtgraves
Nonliteral language, persuasion, and memory / Roger J. Kreuz and Aaron Ashley.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Pishwa, Hanna, editor.
ISBN:
3-11-089508-0
OCLC:
979883526
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110895087 doi
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