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The Resource Language and Time : a Cognitive Linguistics Approach, Vyvyan Evans

Language and Time : a Cognitive Linguistics Approach, Vyvyan Evans

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Language and Time : a Cognitive Linguistics Approach
Title
Language and Time
Title remainder
a Cognitive Linguistics Approach
Statement of responsibility
Vyvyan Evans
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using language and thought to fix events in time is one of the most complex computational feats that humans perform. In the first book-length taxonomy of temporal frames of reference, Vyvyan Evans provides an overview of the role of space in structuring human representations of time. Challenging the assumption that time is straightforwardly structured in terms of space, he shows that while space is important for temporal representation, time is nevertheless separate and distinguishable from it. Evans argues for three distinct temporal frames of reference in language and cognition and evaluates the nature of temporal reference from a cross-linguistic perspective. His central thesis is that the hallmark of temporal reference is transience, a property unique to the domain of time. This important study has implications not only for the relationship between space and time, but also for that between language and figurative thought, and the nature of linguistically-mediated meaning construction
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Evans, Vyvyan
Dewey number
  • 401.9
  • 401/.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Space and time in language
  • Semantics
  • Cognition
Label
Language and Time : a Cognitive Linguistics Approach, Vyvyan Evans
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Publication
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Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Oct 2013)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of figures -- List of tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- pt. 1: Orientation -- Introduction -- Access semantics -- pt. 2: Temporal frames of reference -- The nature of temporal reference -- Deictic temporal reference -- Sequential temporal reference -- Extrinsic temporal reference -- Time versus space -- pt. 3: Meaning construction and temporal reference -- Conceptual metaphors and lexical concepts -- Figurative meaning construction in LCCM Theory -- Semantic affordances and temporal reference -- Universals and diversity in the cross linguistic representation of time -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn862126057
Extent
1 online resource (284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107340626
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862126057
Label
Language and Time : a Cognitive Linguistics Approach, Vyvyan Evans
Publication
Note
Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Oct 2013)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of figures -- List of tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- pt. 1: Orientation -- Introduction -- Access semantics -- pt. 2: Temporal frames of reference -- The nature of temporal reference -- Deictic temporal reference -- Sequential temporal reference -- Extrinsic temporal reference -- Time versus space -- pt. 3: Meaning construction and temporal reference -- Conceptual metaphors and lexical concepts -- Figurative meaning construction in LCCM Theory -- Semantic affordances and temporal reference -- Universals and diversity in the cross linguistic representation of time -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn862126057
Extent
1 online resource (284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107340626
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862126057

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