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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 180.00
In Cognitive Linguistics, polysemy is regarded as a categorizing phenomenon; i.e., related meanings of words form categories centering around a prototype and bearing family resemblance relations to one another. Under this polysemy = categorization view, the scope of investigation has been gradually broadened from categories in the lexical and lexico-grammatical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 234.00
Dialogue: An interdisciplinary approach is a pioneering collection of papers that take Dialogue Studies out of its ?classic? narrow definition into the study of the complexities and processes in dialogue. It is a first move toward interdisciplinary research in Dialogue Studies. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00
Double-negative periphrastic litotes have been for nearly three centuries the usual way to express necessitive predicates in Japanese and Korean. These constructions do not, however, go back to the earliest stages of these languages and should not be invoked as evidence of a possible common origin. But Korean also has a double-affirmative periphrastic... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00
The book examines the relation between (inter-)subjectification and grammaticalization. As such, its aims are to clearly delineate the domain of (inter-)subjectivity - the encoding of speaker and hearer-orientation - in the language system, and to elaborate a grammar-based definition of the diachronic counterparts subjectification and intersubjectification.... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2003; US$ 238.00
This book provides a representative survey of early and more recent concerns in cognitively inspired lexical semantics. As such, it focuses on the issue of polysemy vs. monosemy, it offers fresh perspectives on prototypicality in lexical categories, it sheds light on the development of lexical items in child language acquisition and in diachrony, and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00
This collective volume focuses on the crucial role of formal evidence in recognizing and explaining instances of grammaticalization. It addresses the hitherto neglected issue of system-internal factors steering grammaticalization and also revisits formal recognition criteria such as Lehmann and Hopper?s parameters of grammaticalization. The articles... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 195.00
This volume contributes to the now one-century old question, ?Is the link between forms and meanings in language essentially arbitrary, as Saussure put it, or is it on the contrary also considerably motivated?? The greater part of the papers (Sections 1?3) analyze linguistic phenomena in which not arbitrary, but cognitively motivated links between... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00
This study focuses on “the many careers of negative polarity items”, taking a diachronic perspective on NPIs in general and on scalar NPIs in particular. Its main thesis is that scalar NPIs are prototypical NPIs. The downward entailing contexts of NPIs can be explained and made cognitively accessible by the pragmatic mechanisms associated... more...