cognitive semantics


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the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning

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As linguists maintain, cognitive semantics is mostly concentrated on investigation of the relationship between human experience, the conceptual system, and the semantic structure encoded by a particular language (Evans et al.
One of the cognitive semantics principles states that conceptual structure is embodied and human experiences like physical pain or anger are embodied.
The expressive function of language: towards a cognitive semantic approach, in S.
Cognitive semantics proposes a paradigm that revives theories of descriptive psychology developed at the beginning of this century: Gestalt theory and experimentation (see Lakoft, 1977).
This position is further explicated in Lakoff's subsequent book on the program of cognitive semantics (Women), where metonymy is defined as a conceptual relation where one concept stands for another concept in the context of an encompassing knowledge frame, called an Idealized Cognitive Model, or ICM.
The blend that results is a theory of cognitive semantics that brings one closer to the mutable meaning of the sublime.
It takes the hypothesis that lexis and morpho-syntax are interdependent, presented by Langacker in especially Concept, Image, and Symbol and Grammar and Conceptualization and by Talmy in "The Relation of Grammar to Cognition" and Toward a Cognitive Semantics, and examines the grammatical structure of conceptual metaphors.
Moreover, by drawing on the invariance hypothesis proposed by Lakoff in "The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor" and by Turner in "An Image-Constraint on Metaphor," it reveals details of conceptual structure that are not visible in lexical analysis, further supporting the need to systematically integrate grammatica l evidence into the study of cognitive semantics.
Cognitive semantics argues that such co-occurrence in "everyday metaphors" is neither a coincidence nor a superficial lexical phenomenon, but the surface result of conceptual structuring of the semantic system.
One of the fundamental questions that face cognitive semantics is the application of prototype set theory to its processes of analysis.
Moreover, the grammatical study of cross-reference mapping may also form a base for the rigorous application of prototype set theory to cognitive semantics.
of Hamburg) uses elements of three tenets of cognitive semantics as his theoretical basis to focus on adjective pairs that share roots but have different suffixes, as in "primal" and "primary.
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