A Glossary of Cognitive Linguistics by Vyvyan Evans

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By Vyvyan Evans

Cognitive linguistics is without doubt one of the so much speedily increasing faculties in linguistics with, through now, a powerful and intricate technical vocabulary. This alphabetic advisor offers an up to date creation to the main phrases in cognitive linguistics, masking the entire significant theories, ways, principles and plenty of of the appropriate theoretical constructs. The thesaurus additionally includes a short advent to cognitive linguistics, a close annotated analyzing record and an inventory of a few of the major researchers in cognitive linguistics. The word list can be utilized as a significant other quantity to Cognitive Linguistics, by means of Vyvyan Evans and Melanie eco-friendly, or as a stand-alone advent to cognitive linguistics and its hitherto top constructed sub-branches: cognitive semantics, and cognitive methods to grammar.

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Decoding idioms are those whose meaning cannot be constructed from the sum of the individual lexical items that constitute the idiom and contrast with encoding idioms.

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One salient type of pragmatic function is ‘identity’. For instance, in Ian Fleming’s novels, James Bond is the name of the fictional British spy character and 007 is the code name used by the British Secret Service (MI6) to identify this spy. The pragmatic function relating the entities referred to as James Bond and 007 is coreference or identity. In other words, both expressions refer to the same individual and together form a ‘chain of reference’. To illustrate this, consider the following example: James Bond is a top British spy.

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