Ten Lectures on Spoken Language and Gesture from the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics: Issues of Dynamicity and Multimodality

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Abstract

Cognitive linguistics is purported to be a usage-based approach, yet only recently has research in some of its subfields turned to spontaneous spoken (versus written) language data. The collection of Alan Cienki’s Ten Lectures on Spoken Language and Gesture from the Perspective of Cognitive Linguistics considers what it means to apply different approaches from within cognitive linguistics to the dynamic, multimodal combination of speech and gesture.
The lectures encompass such main paradigms as blending and mental space theory, conceptual metaphor and metonymy, construction and cognitive grammars, image schemas, and mental simulation in relation to semantics. Overall, they show that taking the usage-based commitment seriously with audio-visual data raises new issues and questions for theoretical models in cognitive linguistics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Commissioning bodyThe China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics
Number of pages215
ISBN (Electronic)9789004336230
ISBN (Print)9789004332096
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameDistinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics
PublisherBrill
Volume17
ISSN (Print)2468-4872

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