Perspectives on abstract concepts : cognition, language and communication /

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Imprint:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019]
Description:1 online resource.
Series:Human cognitive processing (HCP) cognitive foundations of language structure and use, 1387-6724 ; volume 65
Subject:Cognitive grammar.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax.
Cognitive grammar.
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Other authors / contributors:Bolognesi, Marianna, editor.
Steen, Gerard, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:"Human language is the most powerful communication system that evolution has produced. Within this system, we can talk about things we can physically see, such as cats and tables, but also about more abstract entities, such as theories and feelings. But how are these abstract concepts grounded in human cognition and represented in the mind? How are they constructed in language? And how are they used in natural communication settings? This book addresses these questions through a collection of studies that relate to various theoretical frameworks, ranging from Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Words as Social Tools. Contributors investigate how abstract concepts are grounded in the mind, represented in language, and used in verbal discourse. This richness is matched by a range of methods used throughout the volume, from neuroimaging to computational modeling, and from behavioral experiments to corpus analyses"--
Other form:Print version: Perspectives on abstract concepts Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019] 9789027203182
Table of Contents:
  • 1. List of contributors
  • 2. Acknowledgments
  • 3. Introduction
  • 4. Partnbsp;I. Abstract concepts in the mind
  • 5. Chapternbsp;1. The relevance of specific semantic categories in investigating the neural bases of abstract and concrete semantics
  • 6. Chapternbsp;2. Abstract concepts and the activation of mouth-hand effectors
  • 7. Chapternbsp;3. Inferential processing with concrete vs. abstract words and visual cortex
  • 8. Chapternbsp;4. Are abstract concepts grounded in bodily mimesis?
  • 9. Chapternbsp;5. Is the acoustic modality relevant for abstract concepts?
  • 10. Partnbsp;II. Abstract concepts in language
  • 11. Chapternbsp;6. Determinants of abstractness and concreteness and their persuasive effects
  • 12. Chapternbsp;7. Acceptability properties of abstract senses in copredication
  • 13. Chapternbsp;8. Different degrees of abstraction from visual cues in processing concrete nouns
  • 14. Chapternbsp;9. Cognitive and linguistic aspects of composition in German particle verbs
  • 15. Chapternbsp;10. Metaphor in action
  • 16. Partnbsp;III. Abstract concepts in communication
  • 17. Chapternbsp;11. Abstract concepts in development
  • 18. Chapternbsp;12. The development of the abstract scientific concept of heat energy in a naturalistic classroom setting
  • 19. Chapternbsp;13. Time domain matrix modeling in cognitive linguistic research
  • 20. Analytical index