Converging Evidence : Methodological and theoretical issues for linguistic research.

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Author / Creator:Schönefeld, Doris.
Imprint:Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011.
Description:1 online resource (362 pages)
Series:Human cognitive processing, 1387-6724 ; v. 33
Human cognitive processing ; v. 33.
Subject:Linguistics -- Research -- Methodology.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative.
Linguistics -- Research -- Methodology.
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Notes:5. Embodied meaning: The meaning potential of somatic constituents.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:The volume argues for the use of multi-methodological strategies in linguistic research. In its lead chapter, in addition, the thorny issue of phenomenological pluralism is explored in detail. From a usage-based perspective, the individual chapters demonstrate methodological pluralism in the investigation of meaning, language acquisition, and discourse. The chapters report on studies in which the use of corpus data is combined with other methodological tools, e.g. experimentally elicited findings, showing how introspection and the analysis of performance data go hand in hand to provide empiric.
Other form:Print version: Schönefeld, Doris. Converging Evidence : Methodological and theoretical issues for linguistic research. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©2011 9789027223876
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Table of Contents:
  • Table of contents; Contributors; Introduction; 1. Introduction; 2. The potential of evidence to converge; 3. Introspective evidence; 3.1 Introspective evidence
  • the (sole) source of insight in Generative Linguistics; 3.2 Generative Linguistics in more recent times
  • broadening the methodological spectrum; 4. Empirical evidence; 4.1 Empirical evidence
  • evidence naturally employed within Cognitive Linguistics; 4.2 Empirical evidence
  • an essential characteristic of corpus linguistics; 4.3 Empirical evidence
  • towards a truly usage-based approach in cognitive linguistics.
  • 5. Data in linguistic research
  • a summary and overview6. Conclusion to the discussion; 6.1 Why evidence is needed to converge; 6.2 Converging evidence in practice; 7. The contributions to this volume; 7.1 Part 1: Multi-methodological approaches to constructional and idiomatic meaning; 7.2 Part 2: Multi-methodological approaches to language acquisition; 7.3 Part 3: Multi-methodological approaches to the study of discourse; 8. Convergence of evidence: Prospects for future research; References; Issues in collecting converging evidence; 1. Introduction.
  • 2. Metaphor in symbolic structure and practice versus in cognitive process and product3. Phenomenological pluralism; 4. Methodological pluralism; 5. Conclusion; References; Multi-methodological approaches to constructional and idiomatic meaning; Perception and conception; 1. Introduction; 2. Bolinger's thesis; 3. Noël's criticism of Bolinger; 4. The 'see x to be y' construction revisited; 5. Goal as targeted alternative: The semantics of the to-infinitive; 6. Conclusion; References; Corpora:; Secondary:; Explaining diverging evidence; 1. Introduction; 2. Syntactic evidence.
  • 3. Cognitive-functional evidence4. Prosodic evidence; 4.1 That omission; 4.2 That insertion; 5. Explaining diverging evidence; 5.1 Relating syntactic structure and use; 5.2 Reassessing the role of that; 6. Conclusion; References; Studying syntactic priming in corpora; 1. Introduction; 2. Data and methods; 3. Results; 3.1 Coarse granularity: Constructional frequencies; 3.2 Intermediate granularity: Binary logistic regression; 3.3 High granularity: Generalized linear mixed-effects model; 4. Concluding remarks; References; Islands of (im)productivity in corpus data and acceptability judgments.
  • 1. Introduction2. Corpus evidence; 2.1 A morphological potentiality construction: V-baar; 2.2 A syntactic potentiality construction: is te V; 2.3 Distinctive collexeme analysis; 3. Experiment; 3.1 Method; 3.2 Results; 3.3 Summary and analysis; 4. Conclusion; References; Compositional and embodied meanings of somatisms; 1. Introduction; 2. Towards a definition of somatisms; 3. Introspective and corpus-based investigations of phraseologisms; 4. Analyzing the meaning of somatisms: A corpus-based perspective; 4.1 Corpus data; 4.2 Analysis.