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Title Language in the context of use : discourse and cognitive approaches to language / edited by Andrea Tyler, Yiyoung Kim, Mari Takada
Published Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (vi, 365 pages) : illustrations
Series Cognitive linguistics research, 1861-4132 ; 37
Cognitive linguistics research ; 37.
Contents pt. 1. Discourse resources in meaning construction and language processing : discourse management, speaker stance and perspective, cognitive constraints and participant roles: Personal and interpersonal gesture spaces : functional contrasts in language and gesture / Eve Sweetser and Marisa Sizemore ; The role of compound pragmatic markers in the construction of Catalan oral narrative / Montserrat González ; Analyzing narrative informativeness in speech and writing / Ruth A. Berman and Dorit Ravid ; Usage-based and form-focused SLA : the implicit and explicit learning of constructions / Nick C. Ellis ; Perspective shifts in ASL narratives : the problem of clause structure / Terry Janzen ; Making dative a case for semantic analysis : differences in use between native and non-native speakers of German / Olga Liamkina ; Personal pronouns, blending, and narrative viewpoint / Barbara Dancygier ; Meaning construction in humorous discourse : context and incongruities in conceptual blending / Akiko Fujii ; Mental spaces and mental verbs in early child English / Michael Israel ; Spanish gustar vs. English like : a cognitive analysis of the constructions and its implications for SLA / Valentina Marras and Teresa Cadierno -- pt. 2. Applying discourse and corpus perspectives to issues in cognitive linguistics: The development of verb-argument structure in child discourse : on the use of construction variation in peer play / Melissa A. Smith and Nancy Budwig ; Another look at French split intransitivity / Michel Achard ; BORING : it's anything but / Barbara Shaffer ; It's like making a soup : metaphors and similes in spoken news discourse / Carol Lynn Moder ; A discourse approach to metaphor : explaining systematic metaphors for literacy processes in a school discourse community / Lynne Cameron ; "Superschemas" and the grammar of metaphorical mappings / Joseph Grady
Summary The volume explores key convergences between cognitive and discourse approaches to language and language learning, both first and second. The emphasis is on the role of language as it is used in everyday interaction and as it reflects everyday cognition. The contributors share a usage-based perspective on language - whether they are examining grammar or metaphor or interactional dynamics - which situates language as part of a broader range of systems which underlie the organization of social life and human thought. While sharing fundamental assumptions about language, the particulars of the areas of inquiry and emphases of those engaged in discourse analysis versus cognitive linguistics are diverse enough that, historically, many have tended to remain unaware of the interrelations among these approaches. Thus, researchers have also largely overlooked the possibilities of how work from each perspective can challenge, inform, and enrich the other. The papers in the volume make a unique contribution by more consciously searching for connections between the two broad approaches. The results are a set of dynamic, thought-provoking analyses that add considerably to our understanding of language and language learning. The papers represent a rich range of frameworks within a usage-based approach to language. Cognitive Grammar, Mental Space and Blending Theory, Construction Grammar, ethnomethodology, and interactional sociolinguistics are just some of the frameworks used by the researchers in this volume. The particular subjects of inquiry are also quite varied and include first and second language learning, signed language, syntactic phenomena, interactional regulation and dynamics, discourse markers, metaphor theory, polysemy, language processing and humor. The volume is of interests to researchers in cognitive linguistics, discourse and conversational
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Discourse analysis
Cognitive grammar.
Language acquisition.
Language Development
Cognitive grammar
Discourse analysis
Language acquisition
Kognitive Linguistik
analyse du discours -- langage -- acquisition -- linguistique cognitive -- études diverses.
analyse du discours -- langue étrangère -- apprentissage (psychologie) -- linguistique cognitive -- études diverses.
Washington <DC, 2003>
Form Electronic book
Author Tyler, Andrea.
Kim, Yiyoung.
Takada, Mari.
LC no. 2008002051
ISBN 9783110199123