The Mental Corpus: How Language Is Represented in the Mind - Taylor, John R.
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John Taylor argues that an individual's knowledge of a language is a repository of memories. Similarities between items lead to generalizations then used to generate new expressions. He makes a compelling contribution to understanding language and the operations of the mind. The book will appeal to linguists, philosophers, and cognitive scientists.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
John Taylor argues that an individual's knowledge of a language is a repository of memories. Similarities between items lead to generalizations then used to generate new expressions. He makes a compelling contribution to understanding language and the operations of the mind. The book will appeal to linguists, philosophers, and cognitive scientists.
  • Produktdetails
  • Oxford Linguistics
  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 384
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juli 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 236mm x 157mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 658g
  • ISBN-13: 9780199290802
  • ISBN-10: 0199290806
  • Artikelnr.: 34553271
Autorenporträt
John R Taylor is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Otago. He is the author of Linguistic Categorization (3rd edn 2003), Possessives in English (pbk edn 2003); and Cognitive Grammar (2002) all published by OUP.
Inhaltsangabe
1 Conceptualizing Language
2 The Dictionary and the Grammar Book: The generative model of linguistic knowledge
3 Three Words and Their Behaviour
4 Idioms
5 Speaking Idiomatically
6 Constructions
7 Frequency
8 Skewed Frequencies as a Design Feature of Language
9 Learning From Input
10 Polysemy
11 Creativity and Innovation
12 Blending
13 The Mental Corpus
References
Subject Index
Index of Names