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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Frames, Fields, and Contrasts: Fillmore, Frame semantics, in: Vyvyan Evans integrates and advances recent developments in cognitive science, particularly in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology. Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available evams part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.

Rachel marked it as to-read Aug 31, Irit Liebman marked it as to-read Jun 14, He builds a framework for the understanding and gow of meaning that is at once descriptively adequate and psychologically plausible. Many chapters deal with the theoretical terms and principles which Evans describes exhaustively and over-detailed.

It develops an account of how words are understood when we produce and hear language in situated contexts of use.


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Sandra rated it liked it Jun 02, Although this assumption sounds like a good solution for many unsolved problems in meaning construction, it remains — from my perspective — difficult to get sufficient empirical evidences supporting that view. Want to Read saving…. Trivia About How Words Mean: Towards a new account of word meaning 3.

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He is also General Editor evasn the journal Language and Cognition. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Lexical Concept Selection Despite many existing empirical studies that consider polysemy or figurative language, the author is not getting into debates about psychological data that concern some of the core issues the book addresses.

It proposes two theoretical constructs, the lexical concept and the cognitive model. Theoretical PrerequisitesStanford, CA The specific problem addressed concerns how best to account for the inherent variation of word meaning in language use.

Ariana marked it as to-read Nov 27, In so doing he also addresses current issues in lexical semantics and semantic compositionality, polysemy, figurative language, and the semantics of vyvan and space, and writes in a way that will be accessible to students of linguistics and cognitive science at advanced undergraduate level and above. Refresh and try again.


Barsalou – – Cognitive Science 39 8: It proposes two theoretical constructs, the lexical concept and the cognitive model. Lexical Semantics in Philosophy of Language.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. 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.

In conclusion, LCCM theory provides a valuable and insightful new approach of meaning variation in language comprehension and production as well as figurative language understanding. Request removal from index. Lexical Semantics Without Thematic Roles.

Towards a New Account of Word Meaning 3. By complementing several influential cognitive approaches to grammar Cognitive Grammar [7] and Cognitive Construction Grammar [8]LCCM provides a unified account of cognitive semantics AND a cognitive approach to grammar.