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Ten lectures on the basics of cognitive grammar / by Ronald W. Langacker.

Author/Creator:
Langacker, Ronald W., author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
446 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Distinguished lectures in cognitive linguistics
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Subjects:
Cognitive grammar.
Summary:
These lectures provide a basic introduction to the linguistic theory known as Cognitive Grammar. It is argued that a conceptualist semantics, well motivated in its own terms, provides the basis for a symbolic view of grammar. Consisting in the structuring and symbolization of conceptual content, grammar is inherently meaningful, and basic grammatical notions have conceptual characterizations. An account is given of grammatical categories, markings, and constructions. A number of central topics are examined in detail, including subjects, possessives, locatives, voice, and impersonals.
Contents:
Preface
Conceptual semantics
Dynamicity, fictivity and scanning
Symbolic grammar and constructions
Constructional integration and grammaticization
Topic, subject, and possessor
Double subject constructions
Locatives
Possession, location, and existence
Voice
Impersonals.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Other format:
Online version: Langacker, Ronald W. author. Ten lectures on the basics of cognitive grammar
ISBN:
9789004347441
9004347445
OCLC:
985639945