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Trends in Cognitive Linguistics

Theoretical and Applied Models


Javier Valenzuela, Ana Rojo and Cristina Soriano

This book aims to give a general overview of the current theoretical and applied models which are being developed in the field of Cognitive Linguistics. With this purpose in mind, a number of papers have been selected from some of the most representative areas in the cognitive linguistics arena: mental imagery, metaphor and metonymy, cognitive grammar and construction grammar, the pragmatic and discourse background of language use and linguistic relativism. Some of the contributions presented herein propose new ways to refine existing theoretical frameworks: others apply some of those existing theoretical proposals to specific areas; and a final group aims to provide empirical grounding to some of the theoretical assumptions found in Cognitive Linguistics.
Contents: Javier Valenzuela/Ana Rojo/Cristina Soriano: Introduction – Antonio Barcelona: The recurrent operation of conceptual metonymy in grammar and discourse: A case study of an authentic text portion – Blanca Kraljevic: Linguistic and pictorial metonymy in advertising – Cristina Soriano/Javier Valenzuela: Is control really up? A psycholinguistic exploration – Antonio José Silvestre Lopez: Topology, force-dynamics, and function in prepositional verbs – Anne Verhaert: El gerundio no perifrástico del español: Una aproximación cognoscitivo-funcional – Marta Coll-Florit/Irene Castellón/Salvador Climent/Julio Santiago: Realidad psicológica del aspecto léxico. Evidencias experimentales – Bram De Saeger: Usos argumentacionales de los verbos de actitud proposicional – Nicole Delbecque: (De)queísmo: una cuestión de perspectiva y alternancia parte/todo – Juana Marín Arrese: Passive and Construal: Non-optionality in agentive passives – Maria Josep Cuenca: Constucciones idiomáticas idiomáticas: Repetición y efectos de prototipicidad – Asunción Villamil: The teaching schema and peripheral cases of grammar category «Indirect Object» in English and Spanish – Ana Rojo/Javier Valenzuela: Moving entities fictitiously – Iraide Ibarretxe: Lexicalisation patterns and sound symbolism in Basque – Karina Molsing: The place of linguistic relativity in cognitive science: The case of time – Emilia Alonso Marks/Nekane Oroz Bretón/Z. S. Bond/Verna Stockmal/Liz McKenna: Monolingual & bilingual children’s abilities to distinguish novel languages.