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«… the ball seemed to keep rolling …»

Linking up Cognitive Systems in Language: Attention and Force Dynamics

Martina Lampert and Günther Lampert

Again firmly rooted in Leonard Talmy’s Cognitive Semantics, this new study moves beyond the analysis of single schematic systems in language contributing to the linguistic task of conceptual integration. It investigates for the first time effects of linking up Force Dynamics, a conceptual category generalizing over the traditional notion of the causative, and the Attention system of language, as detailed in Talmy’s most recent extended draft version. To accommodate the conceptual and formal complexities involved at the interface of Attention, Force Dynamics, and Cognitive State and to allow for an appropriate degree of fine-grainedness the analytical framework affords, the exposition has been constrained to the golf scenario, where forces are at work in the physical and sociodynamic domains.

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… the ball seemed to keep rolling … Linking up Cognitive Systems in Language: Attention and Force Dynamics Martina Lampert / Günther Lampert … the ball seemed to keep rolling … Martina Lampert / Günther Lampert M ar ti n a La m p er t / G ü n th er L am p er t L in ki n g u p C o gn it iv e Sy st em s in L an gu ag e: A tt en ti o n a n d F o rc e D yn am ic s Again firmly rooted in Leonard Talmy’s Cognitive Semantics, this new study moves beyond the analysis of single schematic systems in language contrib- uting to the linguistic task of conceptual integration. It investigates for the first time effects of linking up Force Dynamics, a conceptual category generalizing over the traditional notion of the causative, and the Attention system of language, as detailed in Talmy’s most recent extended draft version. To accommodate the con- ceptual and formal complexities involved at the interface of Attention, Force Dy- namics, and Cognitive State and to allow for an appropriate degree of fine-grained- ness the analytical framework affords, the exposition has been constrained to the golf scenario, where forces are at work in the physical and sociodynamic domains. The Authors Martina Lampert and Günther Lampert have been committed to Talmy’s Cognitive Semantics since the late 1980s. They both teach English linguistics at the University of Mainz. ISBN 978-3-631-60900-2 260900_Lampert...

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