How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction. Vyvyan Evans. Abstract. This book is concerned with word meaning , and the. Vyvyan Evans, How Words Mean – Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction. Oxford: Oxford University Press How words mean: Lexical concepts, cognitive models, and meaning construction. By Vyvyan Evans. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp. xviii,
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LCCM Theory in context. LCCM claims to provide an account for the variability in meaning representation, semantic composition and figurative language. His research relates to the domains of space and time.
This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. It proposes two theoretical c How Words Mean introduces a new approach to the role of words and other linguistic units in the construction of meaning. If the predictions from a hypothesis are not empirically testable and verifiable, the theory remains unscientific and speculative to some degree. How Words Mean Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction Vyvyan Evans Presents a revised theory of the role of words in language understanding Addresses the status of contemporary theories of grammar and meaning Provides up-to-date coverage of important areas of semantic structure Accessible to students as well as experts in linguistics and cognitive science.
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Sandra rated it liked it Jun 02, Vyvyan Evans integrates and advances recent developments in cognitive science, particularly in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology. Forums New posts Search forums. How to cite this item: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Cruse – – Cambridge University Press. The book integrates and advances recent developments in cognitive science, particularly in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology. That wordd wrongly imply that the two terms are associated and may have something in common although Evans draws a sharp distinction between linguistic and conceptual structure. Find it on Scholar.
He has written numerous research monographs, textbooks, edited volumes and works of reference. New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization.
Added to PP index Total downloads 63of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads? On the other hand, Evans sees his theory as wotds framework for experimental psychologists that can be empirically verified cf.
Provides up-to-date coverage of important areas of semantic structure including Time and Space.
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He is also General Editor for evajs journal Language and Cognition. Lexical Semantics in Philosophy of Language. As is stated in the book, the distinction of context-independent meaning, namely semantics, and context-dependent meaning, pragmatics, is illusory.
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The book provides a joined-up account of lexical semantics and semantic compositionality which is at once descriptively adequate and psychologically plausible.
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How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction by Vyvyan Evans
An Introduction ; The Structure of Time: With its emphasis on the interaction of the linguistic and the conceptual system, the theory takes into account the role of the language input during meaning construction whereas others emphasize the role of language output. The specific problem addressed concerns how best to account for the inherent variation of word meaning in language use. From the perspective of LCCM, word meaning is always a function of a situated interpretation cf.
It proposes two theoretical constructs, the lexical concept and the cognitive model. Alex Sonne is currently reading it Aug 22, Marina Rakova – – Palgrave-Macmillan. Yael Ravin – – Oxford University Press. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. I think using another term instead of lexical concept would cause less confusion. Synthesises and advances recent work in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology in terms of the nature of lexical representation and meaning construction.
Koba Lomidze marked it as to-read Dec 01, Ken Daley – – Philosophical Studies 3: The variable interpretation of word meaning results from a search through the primary cognitive model profile, whereas a figurative conception arises, if a clash in the primary cognitive model profile leads to a search in the secondary cognitive model profile.
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Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Lexical Concept Integration The Linguistic Society of Korea ed. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Subscriber Login Email Address. By complementing several influential cognitive approaches to grammar Cognitive Grammar  and Cognitive Construction Grammar LCCM provides a unified account of cognitive semantics AND a cognitive evanz to grammar.
Addresses key issues such as figurative language and polysemy, providing a revised way of thinking about these phenomena. How words mean introduces a new approach to the role ebans words and other linguistic units in the construction of meaning. A theory that claims to be scientific must be able to generate hypotheses predicting the experimental outcome in a laboratory setting.