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Language, Culture, and Mind cover

Language, Culture, and Mind

edited by Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer

In this book, Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer present thirty-five original essays bringing together work at the crossroads of linguistics, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, and related fields. These contributions apply a range of methodologies and perspectives to the problem of the relation of language to human culture and cognition, with an emphasis on how language is produced and understood in context. Topics considered include human categorization, cognitive and cultural models, embodiment, and the experiential basis of categories and conceptual structures, lexical and constructional semantics, and the distribution and formal properties of linguistic elements and constructions in a wide variety of languages.

Some perspectives and methodologies represented among the papers are corpus-based methodologies, discourse analysis, language acquisition, contrastive analysis, psycholinguistic experimentation, and language change and grammaticalization. Some theoretical frameworks deployed in the various analyses are Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, Metaphor theory, and Mental Space and Blending Theory.

Michel Achard and Suzanne Kemmer are professors of linguistics at Rice University.


  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    Suzanne Kemmer and Michael Achard
  • 1 Language, Culture, and Mind in Comparative Perspective
    John A. Lucy
  • 2 To Awaken a Sleeping Giant: Cognition and Culture in September 11 Political Cartoons
    Benjamin Bergen
  • 3 Affect in Language Interpretation
    Melinda Chen
  • 4 Development of Community in Computer Mediated Communication: A Social Network Analysis
    Barbara F. Kelly and Christine A. Halverson
  • 5 The Status of Clause and VP in Spoken Indonesian; Evidence from Repair
    Fay Wouk
  • 6 The Cognitive Linguistics of Scalar Humor
    Benjamin Bergen and Kim Binsted
  • 7 Is Cognitive Linguistics Our Best Phenomenology of Language? A Philosophical Challenge
    Tim Adamson
  • 8 Icebox Moms and Hockey Dads: Context abd the Mapping of N-N Metaphorical Expressions
    Carol Lynn Moder
  • 9 On Smile
    Michael Israel, Jennifer Riddle Harding, and Vera Tobin
  • 10 Happiness in English and German: A Metaphorical-pattern Analysis
    Anatol Stefanowitsch
  • 11 Ego-based and Field-based Frames of Reference in Space to Time Metaphors
    Kevin Ezra Moore
  • 12 Factors Underlying Spatial Particle Distributions in Japanese and Korean
    Kaori Kabata and Jeong-Hwa Lee
  • 13 Going Getting Tired: ‘Associated Motion’ Through Space and Time in Lowland Chontal
    Loretta O'Connor
  • 14 A Study of Motion Events in Saisiyat and Cebuano
    Michael Tanangkingsing
  • 15 Comparing Elicited Data and Corpora
    Dawn Nordquist
  • 16 Covarying Collexemes in the Into-causative
    Stefan Th. Gries and Anatol Stefanowitsch
  • 17 Linking Perceptual Properties to Linguistic Expressions of Causation
    Grace Song and Philip Wolff
  • 18 Contrastive Analyses, Translation, and Speaker Involvement: the Case of Puisque and Aangezien
    Liesbeth Degand
  • 19 ‘I Can See the Church to my House’: Directionality in Expressions of Visual Perception in Finnish
    Tuomas Huumo
  • 20 The Grounding of Embedded WH-clauses in Scenes of Visual Perception
    Christopher Johnson
  • 21 Aspect as a Cue for Represented Perception
    Todd McDaniels
  • 22 Aspect in the Making: A Corpus Analysis of English Aspect-Marking Prepositions
    Sally Rice and John Newman
  • 23 Present and Imperfect for Past Description in Spanish Narratives: Syntactic, Semantic, and Functional Factors
    Margaret Lubbers-Quesada
  • 24 Clause Structure, Focus and Topic Types in Cora (Uto-Aztecan)
    Verónica Vázquez Soto
  • 25 Identity and Perspective: The Jekyll-Hyde Effect in Narrative Discourse
    Barbara Dancygier
  • 26 Inclusive and Exclusive Patterning of the English First Person
    Joanne Scheibman
  • 27 Ideophones in Karo
    Nilson Gabas Jr. and Johan van der Auwera
  • 28 Isn't that Fantabulous? How Similarity Motivates Intentional Morphological Blends in English
    Stefan Th. Gries
  • 29 Semantic Study of the Classifier Dao
    Song Jian
  • 30 Subjectification and Synchronic Variation: Two Negation Forms in Kansai Dialect of Japanese
    Kaoru Horie and Emi Kondo
  • 31 Basic Voice Patterns in Tarascan (P'orhepecha)
    Fernando Nava and Ricardo Maldonado
  • 32 You Wanna Consider a Constructional Approach towards Wanna-contraction?
    Hans C. Boas
  • 33 Towards a Symbolic Typology of -ing Nominalizations
    Liesbet Heyvaert
  • 34 The Interaction of Quantification and Identification In English Determiners
    Kristin Davidse
  • 35 Aspects of Grammar of Finite Clauses
    Ronald W. Langacker
  • Author Index
  • Index


ISBN (Paperback): 1575864649 (9781575864648)
ISBN (Cloth): 1575864630 (9781575864631)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575869012 (9781575869018)

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