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Language, Mind, and the Lexicon


Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Carlos Inchaurralde and Jesús-Maria Sánchez-García

This book is a collection of selected papers dealing with the interplay between language and mind, with an emphasis on the role of the lexicon in this relationship. The lexicon is a very important part of any contemporary linguistic model nowadays, and can be studied from different perspectives. However, the focus here will be on the lexicon as an interface between mind activity and the linguistic message in terms of meaning, both denotative and connotative, because the lexicon is perhaps the most important conceptual descriptive structure that can show how mind interacts with language.
Contents: Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano/Carlos Inchaurralde/Jesús-M. Sánchez-García: Introduction – Carlos Inchaurralde/Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano/Jesús Ma Sánchez-García/Ana Hornero/Ma José Luzón/Ma Ángeles Ruiz Moneva: CATLEX: A project for lexical categorisation in English – Klaus-Uwe Panther: Conceptual Motivation in Language Structure and Use – John R. Taylor: Metaphors of linguistic knowledge: The generative metaphor vs. the mental corpus – Harry Howard: Simulated evolution of a radial category for the diminutive – María Jesús González Fernández/Ricardo Maldonado Soto: Extensiones pragmáticas de la contraexpectación. Balance, reformulación y réplica – Victoria Vázquez Rozas/Elena Rivas: Un análisis construccionista de la diacronía de gustar – Wiltrud Mihatsch: How the basic level restricts hyponymy: trees and other plants – Carmen Guarddon Anelo: De Preposiciones a Prefijos: Una Explicación Cognitiva a un Caso de Gramaticalización en Polaco – Annalisa Baichi: Metaphictivity of the mind in motion – Òscar Bladas: Los enunciados fraseológicos: una aproximación cognitiva – Cristina Soriano/Javier Valenzuela: Looking at metaphors: a picture-word priming task as a test for the existence of conceptual metaphor – Jesús-M. Sánchez-García/José-Manuel Martín-Morillas: Cognitive-cultural models and lexis: Violence construal in English.