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Cognitive Foundations of Grammar - 97 edition

Cognitive Foundations of Grammar (ISBN10: 0195102525; ISBN13: 9780195102529)
ISBN13: 978-0195102529
ISBN10: 0195102525

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195102512
ISBN10: 0195102517

Summary: The main function of language is to convey meaning. The question of why language is structured the way it is, Heine here argues, has therefore to be answered first of all with reference to this function. Linguistic explanations in terms of other exponents of language structure, e.g. of syntax, are likely to highlight peripheral or epi-phenomenal rather than central characteristics of language structure. This book uses basic findings on grammaticalization processes to
describe the role of cognitive forces in shaping grammar. It provides students with an introductory treatment of a field of linguistics that has developed recently and is rapidly expanding.

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Summary: The main function of language is to convey meaning. The question of why language is structured the way it is, Heine here argues, has therefore to be answered first of all with reference to this function. Linguistic explanations in terms of other exponents of language structure, e.g. of syntax, are likely to highlight peripheral or epi-phenomenal rather than central characteristics of language structure. This book uses basic findings on grammaticalization processes to describe the role of cognitive forces in shaping grammar. It provides students with an introductory treatment of a field of linguistics that has developed recently and is rapidly expanding.

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Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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