The Cambridge Encyclopedia Of The Language Sciences

Author: Patrick Colm Hogan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107475902
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Have you lost track of developments in generative linguistics, finding yourself unsure about the distinctive features of Minimalism? Would you like to know more about recent advances in the genetics of language, or about right hemisphere linguistic operation? Has your interest in narrative drawn you to question the relation between stories and grammars? The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences addresses these issues, along with hundreds of others. It includes basic entries for those unfamiliar with a given topic and more specific entries for those seeking more specialized knowledge. It incorporates both well-established findings and cutting-edge research and classical approaches and new theoretical innovations. The volume is aimed at readers who have an interest in some aspect of language science but wish to learn more about the broad range of ideas, findings, practices, and prospects that constitute this rapidly expanding field, a field arguably at the center of current research on the human mind and human society.

The New Handbook Of Second Language Acquisition

Author: William C. Ritchie
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9781848552401
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Divided into six parts that are devoted to a different aspect of the study of SLA, this title contains chapters on universal grammar, emergentism, variationism, information-processing, sociocultural, and cognitive-linguistic.

Embodied Metaphors In Film Television And Video Games

Author: Kathrin Fahlenbrach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317531203
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In cognitive research, metaphors have been shown to help us imagine complex, abstract, or invisible ideas, concepts, or emotions. Contributors to this book argue that metaphors occur not only in language, but in audio visual media well. This is all the more evident in entertainment media, which strategically "sell" their products by addressing their viewers’ immediate, reflexive understanding through pictures, sounds, and language. This volume applies cognitive metaphor theory (CMT) to film, television, and video games in order to analyze the embodied aesthetics and meanings of those moving images.

Motifs In Language And Text

Author: Haitao Liu
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110476637
Size: 10.46 MB
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The edited volume Motifs in Language and Text is the first collection of original research in the area of the quantitative analysis of motifs. It hosts a collection of contributions that give insight to linguistic motifs theoretically across different languages, text genres, and structural levels, such as lexical, syntactic, semantic etc., and also to the tentative efforts upon the practical applications of the linguistic motifs. .

On Interpretation

Author: Patrick Colm Hogan
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820331904
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On Interpretation challenges a number of entrenched assumptions about being and knowing that have long kept theorists debating at cross purposes. Patrick Colm Hogan first sets forth a theory of meaning and interpretation and then develops it in the context of the practices and goals of law, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism. In his preface, Hogan discusses developments in semantics and related fields that have occurred over the decade since the book first appeared.

The Routledge Handbook Of Pragmatics

Author: Anne Barron
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317362579
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The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics provides a state-of-the-art overview of the wide breadth of research in pragmatics. An introductory section outlines a brief history, the main issues and key approaches and perspectives in the field, followed by a thought-provoking introductory chapter on interdisciplinarity by Jacob L. Mey. A further thirty-eight chapters cover both traditional and newer areas of pragmatic research, divided into four sections: ? Methods and modalities Established fields Pragmatics across disciplines Applications of pragmatic research in today’s world. ? With accessible, refreshing descriptions and discussions, and with a look towards future directions, this Handbook is an essential resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in pragmatics within English language and linguistics and communication studies.