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Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Anne Reboul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book offers a new approach to the evolution of language, arguing for a two-step process, syntax first evolving as an auto-organizational process for the human conceptual apparatus (as a Language ... More

Cognitive Literary ScienceDialogues between Literature and Cognition

Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Michael Burke and Emily T. Troscianko (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together researchers with cognitive-scientific and literary backgrounds to present innovative research in all three variations on the possible interactions between literary studies ... More

Conceptions in the CodeHow Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Stefan Larsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book makes a significant contribution to sociolegal analysis and also represents a valuable contribution to conceptual metaphor theory. By utilising the case of copyright in a digital context it ... More

Concepts, Syntax, and Their InterfaceThe Theta System

Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Tanya Reinhart

Martin Everaert and Marijana Marelj (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The present book introduces one of Tanya Reinhart's major contributions to linguistic theory, namely the Theta System, a theory of the interface between the system of concepts and the linguistic ... More

Contiguity Theory

Contiguity Theory

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Current Minimalist approaches to syntax claim that languages simply vary in the distribution of overt movement. Some languages have overt wh-movement, or EPP effects, or movement of the verb to T, ... More

Creating LanguageIntegrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034319
eISBN:
9780262334778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Language is a hallmark of the human species; the flexibility and unbounded expressivity of our linguistic abilities is unique in the biological world. In this book, Morten Christiansen and Nick ... More

The Discourse of News ValuesHow News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190653934
eISBN:
9780190653972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190653934.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Discourse of News Values breaks new ground in news media research in offering the first book-length treatment of the construction of newsworthiness through words and images. With an ... More

Distributed Agency

Distributed Agency

N. J. Enfield and Paul Kockelman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190457204
eISBN:
9780190457235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457204.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book presents an interdisciplinary inroad into the latest thinking about the distributed nature of agency: what it’s like, what are its conditions of possibility, and what are its consequences. ... More

Gradability in Natural LanguageLogical and Grammatical Foundations

Gradability in Natural Language: Logical and Grammatical Foundations

Heather Burnett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198724797
eISBN:
9780191792298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724797.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This monograph presents a new theory of the relationship between vagueness, context sensitivity, gradability, and scale structure in natural language. The book argues that particular subclasses of ... More

The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Mary A. Kato and Francisco Ordonez (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190465889
eISBN:
9780190465919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Parameters of linguistic variation were originally conceived, within the Chomskyan Principles and Parameters theory, as Universal Grammar (UG)–-determined options that were associated with ... More

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