Preface to Meaning, Form, and Body

MEANING, FORM, AND BODY, Fey Parrill, Vera Tobin, Mark Turner, eds., Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2010

8 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010 Last revised: 27 Jan 2010

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Fey Parrill

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Vera Tobin

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: January 15, 2010

Abstract

A brief presentation of the current state of cognitive and functional linguistics. Both cognitive and functional (or usage-based) approaches share the assumption that language happens within a social and conceptual context, and that grammar is motivated by use. Cognitive approaches force us to confront the fact that language is part of general cognition, while usage-based approaches keep us grounded in the real phenomena of language. Bringing the two approaches together has resulted in powerful demonstrations of the value of taking real language data and building towards a theoretical framework that has explanatory power (witness the success of construction grammar).

Keywords: cognitive linguistics, functional linguistics, linguistics, usage-based

Suggested Citation

Parrill, Fey and Tobin, Vera and Turner, Mark B., Preface to Meaning, Form, and Body (January 15, 2010). MEANING, FORM, AND BODY, Fey Parrill, Vera Tobin, Mark Turner, eds., Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1537460

Fey Parrill

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States

Vera Tobin

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States

Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States

HOME PAGE: http://markturner.org

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