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Studies in Linguistics and Cognition

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Edited By Bárbara Eizaga-Rebollar

Studies in Linguistics and Cognition offers a comprehensive collection of essays in the interdisciplinary fields of linguistics and cognition. These essays explore the connections between cognitive approaches and different theoretical and applied linguistic theories, such as pragmatics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics and semantics among others, providing revealing insights into the nature of the cognitive processes underlying language. The authors discuss a variety of fundamental questions, ranging from the study of figurative language, phrasal verbs and humorous discourse to the analysis of fuzzy concepts, attitude verbs and neologisms. These and other related questions are dealt with in this integrative overview of the linguistic and cognitive processes. The volume is structured in three main sections, each corresponding to a distinct level of meaning description: Section I deals with Lexicon and Cognition, Section II with Semantics and Cognition and Section III with Communication and Cognition. This book provides thought-provoking reading for linguists, pragmaticians, psychologists, philosophers and cognitive scientists as well as scholars in computational linguistics and natural language processing who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the interface between cognition and linguistics.

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Notes on Contributors MARÍA TADEA DÍAZ HORMIGO is Professor in General Linguistics at the University of Cadiz (Spain). Her primary research interests include Morphology, Lexical Semantics and Syntax. She has published sever- al books, book chapters and articles on neology, word formation, noun phrase and linguistic communication. Besides, she is involved in sev- eral projects on these subjects. BÁRBARA EIZAGA REBOLLAR, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the University of Cadiz (Spain) where she teaches Language and Cogni- tion as well as Semantics and Pragmatics, among other subjects. Her main research interests focus on Lexical Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Linguistics. She has specialized in the study of the cog- nitive processes underlying figurative language, i.e. metaphor, idioms, etc. She has produced several book chapters and papers in this area. She has been a Visiting Researcher at the University College of Lon- don (U.K.) and at the University of California in Santa Cruz (U.S.A.). She is member of the research group Pragmalingüística. LUIS ESCORIZA MORERA, Ph.D., is Professor in Linguistics at the University of Cadiz (Spain). His primary research interests include Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Variation, Lexicology, Discourse Tipolo- gy and Language Planning and Policy. He has written several book chapters and books on those topics. Some projects in which he is in- volved, as a member of the Semaínein Research Group, are Languages in contact and lexical availability: the linguistic and intercultural situa- tion in Ceuta and Gibraltar or Strategies applied to social communica- tion: studies on communicative...

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