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Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research cover

Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research

Sally Rice and John Newman

This book consists of selected papers from the seventh meeting of the Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language Conference, held at the University of Alberta in October 2004. The papers fall into five main categories, reflecting the cognitive and functional orientation of the conference: reciprocity between lexis and syntax, semantic factors affecting form patterning, grammaticalization of basic verbs, form/ meaning pairings in discourse, and experimental investigations of language/mind and language/use interactions. In addition, a plenary paper by Nick Evans on complex events, propositional overlay, and the special status of reciprocal clauses is included.

Contributors to this volume include Benjamin K. Bergen, Liesbeth Degand, David Eddington, Nicholas Evans, Michael Gasser, Stefan Th. Gries, Beate Hampe, Maya Hickmann, Martin Hilpert, Stephen Hockema, Kaoru Horie, Mike Huiskes, Kaori Kabata, Demetra Katis, Jordan Lachler, Ronald W. Langacker, Jeong-Hwa Lee, Yoshihiro Matsunaka, Yuko Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Ono, Prashant Pardeshi, Fey Parrill, Nunghatai Rangponsumrit, Ted Sanders, Shigeru Sato, Phyllis Schneider, Doris Schönefeld, Stathis Selimis, Nitya Sethuraman, Kazuko Shinohara, Wilbert Spooren, Anatol Stefanowitsch, and Kathryn B. Wheeler.

Sally Rice is the Landrex Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta. John Newman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta.


  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Converging Methodologies
    Sally Rice and John Newman
  • Section I: Reciprocal Constructions
    • 1 Complex Events, Propositional Overlay, and the Special Status of Reciprocal Clauses
      Nicholas Evans
  • Section II: Reciprocity Between Lexis and Syntax
    • 2 A lot of quantifiers
      Ronald W. Langacker
    • 3 Converging evidence II: More on the association of verbs and constructions
      Stefan Th. Gries, Beate Hampe, and Doris Schönefeld
    • 4 Cluster analysis and the identification of collexeme classes
      Stefan Th. Gries and Anatol Stefanowitsch
  • Section III: Grammaticalization of Basic Verbs
    • 5 An anatomy of the posture verb basNe ‘sit’ in Marathi: A cognitive-functional account
      Prashant Pardeshi, Kaoru Horie, and Shigeru Sato
    • 6 ‘Come’ and ‘Go’ Serial Verbs in Japanese and Korean: A Corpus-Based Comparative Study
      Kaori Kabata and Jeong-Hwa Lee
    • 7 The Emergence of Nonliterality in Spontaneous Child Speech: The Case of Greek and English Motion Verbs
      Stathis Selimis and Demetra Katis
  • Section IV: Semantic Factors Affecting Form Patterning
    • 8 A Computational Analysis of Navajo Verb Stems
      David Eddington and Jordan Lachler
    • 9 Iconicity in Expressives: An Empirical Investigation
      Michael Gasser, Nitya Sethuraman, and Stephen Hockema
    • 10 Chained Metonymies
      Martin Hilpert
  • Section V: Form/Meaning Pairings in Discourse
    • 11 The Actual Status of So-called Particle Ellipsis in Japanese: Evidence from Conversation, Acquisition, Diachrony, and Contact
      Tsuyoshi Ono
    • 12 Spanish Causatives with Hacer: Economy and Heaviness Effect
      Nunghatai Rangponsumrit
    • 13 Preposed and Postposed Although Clauses in Discourse: A Text Based Study from English
      Yuko Mizuno
    • 14 Subjectivity and Causality: A Corpus Study of Spoken Language
      Wilbert Spooren, Ted Sanders, Mike Huiskes, and Liesbeth Degand
  • Section VI: Experimental Investigations of Language/Mind and Language/Use Interactions
    • 15 Conceptualization and Expression of Spatial Relations in Japanese
      Kazuko Shinohara and Yoshihiro Matsunaka
    • 16 The Effects of Coherence and Cohesion Anomalies on Children's Narrative Strategies
      Maya Hickmann and Phyllis Schneider
    • 17 The hands are part of the package: Gesture, common ground and information packaging
      Fey Parrill
    • 18 Meaning in the Palm of your Hand
      Kathryn B. Wheeler and Benjamin K. Bergen
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index

January 2011

ISBN (Paperback): 9781575866123
ISBN (Cloth): 9781575866130
ISBN (Electronic): 9781575868264

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