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From Perception to Meaning: Image Schemas in Cognitive Linguistics

by Kah / Apr 12, 2014 - 5:48 PM / Linguistics

Landmark publications by G. Lakoff and M. Johnson in 1987 established image schemas among the cornerstone concepts of the emerging paradigm of Cognitive Linguistics. The pre-linguistic, dynamic and highly schematic gestalt patterns arising from motor movement, object manipulation, and perceptual interaction were posited as the cognitive anchors... [Read More]
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Historical Linguistics: Theory and Method

by Kah / Apr 12, 2014 - 5:46 PM / Linguistics

This book goes beyond the boundaries of a standard text, using controversial and compelling ideas to explore the relationship between fundamental concepts in historical linguistics.

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The Handbook of Historical Linguistics

by Kah / Apr 12, 2014 - 5:37 PM / Linguistics

The Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a detailed account of the numerous issues, methods, and results that characterize current work in historical linguistics, the area of linguistics most directly concerned with language change as well as past language states.

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The Mental Corpus: How Language is Represented in the Mind

by Kah / Apr 12, 2014 - 5:35 PM / Linguistics

This book presents a radical reconceptualization of the nature of linguistic knowledge. John Taylor challenges the conventional notion that a language can be understood in terms of the interaction of syntax with a lexicon, the second listing the words and the first the rules for combining them. He proposes instead that an individual's knowledge of... [Read More]
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Sound Symbolism

by Kah / Apr 12, 2014 - 5:18 PM / Linguistics

Sound symbolism is the study of the relationship between the sound of an utterance and its meaning. In this interdisciplinary collection of new studies, twenty-four leading scholars discuss the role of sound symbolism in a theory of language, drawing on a wide range of linguistic data. The extensive new research presented here reveals that sound... [Read More]
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Idioms are Fun

by Kah / Apr 12, 2014 - 11:02 AM / English Vocabulary and Idioms

In this book you will find the origins and examples of usage for the idioms and these are also classified into categories such as animals, birds, colours, parts of the body etc. This book is designed to enrich our language with idiomatic knowledge as well as a casual and enjoyable read!

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Laseboken i Svenska spraken / Книга для чтения по шведскому языку

by Kah / Apr 12, 2014 - 10:12 AM / Scandinavian

Этим объясняется то обстоятельство, что предлагаемое... [Read More]
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