Cognitive Stylistics

This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.

Author: Elena Semino

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027233322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 333

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This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and textual phenomena. The chapters cover a variety of literary texts, periods, and genres, including poetry, fictional and non-fictional narratives, and plays. Some of the chapters provide new approaches to phenomena that have a long tradition in literary and linguistic studies (such as humour, characterisation, figurative language, and metre), others focus on phenomena that have not yet received adequate attention (such as split-selves phenomena, mind style, and spatial language). This book is relevant to students and scholars in a wide range of areas within linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.
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Space and Time in Languages and Cultures

This is an interdisciplinary volume that focuses on the central topic of the representation of events, namely cross-cultural differences in representing time and space, as well as various aspects of the conceptualisation of space and time.

Author: Luna Filipovi?

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027223913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

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This is an interdisciplinary volume that focuses on the central topic of the representation of events, namely cross-cultural differences in representing time and space, as well as various aspects of the conceptualisation of space and time. It brings together research on space and time from a variety of angles, both theoretical and methodological. Crossing boundaries between and among disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, philosophy, or anthropology forms a creative platform in a bold attempt to reveal the complex interaction of language, culture, and cognition in the context of human communication and interaction. The authors address the nature of spatial and temporal constructs from a number of perspectives, such as cultural specificity in determining time intervals in an Amazonian culture, distinct temporalities in a specific Mongolian hunter community, Russian-specific conceptualisation of temporal relations, Seri and Yucatec frames of spatial reference, memory of events in space and time, and metaphorical meaning stemming from perception and spatial artefacts, to name but a few themes. The topic of space and time in language and culture is also represented, from a different albeit related point of view, in the sister volume Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic Diversity (HCP 36) which focuses on the language-specific vis-à-vis universal aspects of linguistic representation of spatial and temporal reference.
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The Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognition

This topic is at the center of this book, that opens a new field by sketching some major theoretical and methodological directions for future research on spatial entities.

Author: Michel Aurnague

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027223742

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 371

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Despite a growing interest for space in language, most research has focused on spatial markers specifying the static or dynamic relationships among entities (verbs, prepositions, postpositions, case markings ). Little attention has been paid to the very properties of spatial entities, their status in linguistic descriptions, and their implications for spatial cognition and its development in children. This topic is at the center of this book, that opens a new field by sketching some major theoretical and methodological directions for future research on spatial entities. Brought together linguistic descriptions of spatial systems, formal accounts of linguistic data, and experimental findings from psycholinguistic studies, all couched within a wide cross-linguistic perspective. Such an interdisciplinary approach provides a rich overview of the many questions that remain unanswered in relation to spatial entities, while also throwing a new light on previous research focusing on related topics concerning space and/or the relation between language and cognition.
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Impairments of Language and Cognition

Do recent studies pass in showing a codependency between impairments of language and impairments of cognition?

Author: Anonym

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ISBN: 3656934045

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Page: 20

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Linguistik, Note: 1,7, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Studies of children and teenagers with cognitive impairments try to prove that there is a relationship between cognitive skills and linguistic skills. However, there are some exceptions in which the participants' linguistic skills are better than their cognitive skills, or their cognitive skills are relatively strong but their linguistic skills are weak.What do we make of that? Do recent studies pass in showing a codependency between impairments of language and impairments of cognition? "Between the 1960s and 1990s, anyone who even asked how language influences cognition was considered misguided." (Sera and Martin 2006: 491) What had changed that conception were several studies since the 1990s that showed the close relation between cognition and language. First we take a look at some fundamental theories on the field cognition and language in general to show the different approaches to that issue. Secondly we discuss several studies of children with different impairments and analyze their flaws."
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Impairments of Language and Cognition

Do recent studies pass in showing a codependency between impairments of language and impairments of cognition? “Between the 1960s and 1990s, anyone who even asked how language influences cognition was considered misguided.” (Sera and ...

Author: Benedikt Zinsmeister

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656934035

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 12

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Linguistik, Note: 1,7, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Studies of children and teenagers with cognitive impairments try to prove that there is a relationship between cognitive skills and linguistic skills. However, there are some exceptions in which the participants’ linguistic skills are better than their cognitive skills, or their cognitive skills are relatively strong but their linguistic skills are weak.What do we make of that? Do recent studies pass in showing a codependency between impairments of language and impairments of cognition? “Between the 1960s and 1990s, anyone who even asked how language influences cognition was considered misguided.” (Sera and Martin 2006: 491) What had changed that conception were several studies since the 1990s that showed the close relation between cognition and language. First we take a look at some fundamental theories on the field cognition and language in general to show the different approaches to that issue. Secondly we discuss several studies of children with different impairments and analyze their flaws.
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The Psychopathology of Language and Cognition

In this text, the authors review the last twenty-five years of progress in research and theory on language and communication in the psychopathological context.

Author: Robert W. Rieber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489914330

Category: Psychology

Page: 198

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In this text, the authors review the last twenty-five years of progress in research and theory on language and communication in the psychopathological context. They also identify promising avenues for future research. This text will benefit students taking courses in psycholinguistics.
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Semantics Culture and Cognition

This study ranges across a wide variety of languages and cultures in an attempt to identify concepts which are truly universal and to explore whether certain words are culture-specific.

Author: Anna Wierzbicka

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195073263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

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To what extent are languages 'essentially the same'? Is every word in our language translatable into every other language or are some of our words and concepts 'culture specific'? In this innovative study, Wierzbicka ranges across a wide variety of languages and cultures, attempting to identify concepts which are truly universal, while at the same time arguing that every language constitutes a different 'guide to reality'. The lexicons of different languages, she shows, do indeed suggest different conceptual universes. Not everything that can be said in one language can be said in another, and this is not just a matter of certain things being easier to say in one language than in another. In the development of her argument, Wierzbicka focuses on the words for emotion, moral concepts, names, and titles.
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Machinations

This volume brings together a collection of papers covering a wide range of topics in computer and cognitive science.

Author: Steve Torrance

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: UOM:39015025240899

Category: Computers

Page: 234

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This volume brings together a collection of papers covering a wide range of topics in computer and cognitive science. Topics included are: the foundational relevance of logic to computer science, with particular reference to tense logic, constructive logic, and Horn clause logic; logic as the theoretical underpinnings of the engineering discipline of expert systems; a discussion of the evolution of computational linguistics into functionally distinct task levels; and current issues in the implementation of speech act theory.
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