Description : In Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics and the Unification of Spoken and Signed Languages Sherman Wilcox suggests that rather than abstracting away from the material substance of language, linguists can discover the deep connections between signed and spoken languages by taking an embodied view. This embodied solution reveals the patterns and principles that unite languages across modalities. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Wilcox explores such issues as the how to apply cognitive grammar to the study of signed languages, the pervasive conceptual iconicity present throughout the lexicon and grammar of signed languages, the relation of language and gesture, the grammaticization of signs, the significance of motion for understanding language as a dynamic system, and the integration of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive linguistics.
Description : This book reviews the basic claims and descriptive constructs of Cognitive Grammar, outlines major themes in its ongoing development, and applies these notions to central problems in grammatical analysis.
Description : Ten Lectures on Cognitive Socolinguistics is a transcribed version of lectures given by Dirk Geeraerts in 2009 at Beihang University in Beijing. The lectures illustrate the ‘social turn’ in Cognitive Linguistics, as a combination of variationist linguistics and cognitive linguistic theory.
Description : The Ten Lectures by Alan Cienki consider what it means to apply theoretical approaches from cognitive linguistics to the dynamic phenomena of speech and gesture. Taking the usage-based commitment seriously with audio-visual data raises new theoretical questions for cognitive linguistics.
Description : Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics as an Empirical Science details the relationship between form and meaning in language, especially at the systematic level of morphology as evidenced in Slavic languages.
Description : This ground-breaking reference work, available online or as a 10-volume print set, is a comprehensive resource covering the highly diverse field of applied linguistics. Brings together historic and emerging areas of research within applied linguistics Combines individual entries ranging from 1,500 to 4,000 words, with longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed overview of key developments and ideas Includes over 1,100 entries written by an international team of scholars from over 40 countries Covers 27 key areas of the field, including Language Learning and Teaching, Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Assessment and Testing, Corpus Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Discourse, Cognitive Second Language Acquisition, Language Policy and Planning, Literacy, and Technology and Language Features over 200 entries on the philosophy and history of applied linguistics and biographies of key applied linguists Ideal for students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners in the interdisciplinary field of applied linguistics Publishing simultaneously in print and online; for further information visit www.encyclopediaofappliedlinguistics.com Additional features of the online edition (ISBN: 978-1-4051-9843-1): Updated twice yearly, to keep the work relevant and cutting-edge Incorporates valuable learning tools, such as color photographs and media files Powerful searching, browsing, and cross-referencing capabilities, including Open URL linking and an easily-searchable classification system of the project as a whole