By Stefan Th. Gries,Anatol Stefanowitsch

Cognitive Linguistics, the department of linguistics that attempts to "make one's account of human language accord with what's normally recognized in regards to the brain and the brain," has develop into the most flourishing fields of latest linguistics. The chapters tackle many vintage themes of Cognitive Linguistics. those themes comprise reviews at the semantics of particular phrases (including polysemy and synonymy) in addition to semantic features of specific syntactic styles / structures (including constructional synonymy and the schematicity of constructions), the research of causatives, transitivity, and image-schematic points of posture verbs.

the most important attribute of this quantity is that each one papers undertake the methodological point of view of Corpus Linguistics, the swiftly evolving department of linguistics in keeping with the automated research of language utilized in real settings. therefore, the contributionsdo not just all supply numerous new insights of their respective fields, additionally they introduce new facts in addition to new corpus-based and quantitative equipment of study. at the foundation in their findings, the authors talk about either theoretical implications going way past the singular themes of the stories and exhibit how the self-discipline of Cognitive Linguistics can enjoy the rigorous research of naturally-occurring language. The languages that are investigated are English, German, Dutch, and Russian, and the information come from quite a few varied corpora. As such, the current volumewill be of curiosity to quite a lot of students with many alternative foci and pursuits and will pave the best way for extra integration of usage-based thoughts of research inside this intriguing paradigm.

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