How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and by Vyvyan Evans

By Vyvyan Evans

How phrases Mean introduces a brand new method of the function of phrases and different linguistic devices within the building of which means. It does so by way of addressing the interplay among non-linguistic innovations and the meanings encoded in language. It develops an account of the way phrases are understood once we produce and listen to language in located contexts of use. It proposes theoretical constructs, the lexical proposal and the cognitive version. those are crucial to the money owed of lexical illustration and that means development constructed, giving upward thrust to the speculation of Lexical strategies and Cognitive versions (or LCCM Theory).

Vyvyan Evans integrates and advances fresh advancements in cognitive technological know-how, fairly in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology. He builds a framework for the certainty and research of which means that's right now descriptively enough and psychologically believable. In so doing he additionally addresses present matters in lexical semantics and semantic compositionality, polysemy, figurative language, and the semantics of time and house, and writes in a fashion that might be obtainable to scholars of linguistics and cognitive technology at complicated undergraduate point and above.

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