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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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On the other hand, Evans sees his theory as a framework for experimental psychologists that egans be empirically verified cf. In my opinion, this is a contradictory notion.

How Words Mean

Vyvyan Evans integrates and advances recent developments in cognitive science, particularly in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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Irit Liebman marked it as to-read Jun 14, Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Want to Read saving…. How words mean introduces a new approach to the man of words and other linguistic units in the construction of meaning.

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This is one of the main reasons that make reading the book sometimes too exertive. The variable interpretation of word meaning results msan a search through the primary cognitive model profile, whereas a figurative conception arises, if a clash in the primary cognitive model profile leads to a search in the secondary cognitive model profile.

New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization. In conclusion, Word theory provides a valuable and insightful new approach of meaning variation in language comprehension and production as well as figurative language understanding. Cruse vyvyyan – Cambridge University Press. Subhadip added it Oct 18, Search my Subject Specializations: It proposes two theoretical constructs, the lexical concept and the cognitive model.


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

Linguistic Variation in a Minimalist Framework M. Oxford University Press evams This book is concerned with word meaning, and the role of words in meaning construction.

According to Evans, the most conspicuous detail that differentiates LCCM theory from other cognitive approaches is a basic distinction between the linguistic and the conceptual system.

Despite many existing empirical studies that consider polysemy or figurative language, the author vycyan not getting into debates about psychological data that concern some of the core issues the book addresses.

How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction – Oxford Scholarship

The Structure of Lexical Concepts. Although LCCM theory primarily is a semantic approach, it tries to incorporate key contributions from cognitive approaches to grammar into a unified framework.

More This book is concerned with word meaning, and the role of words in meaning construction. That may wrongly imply that the two terms are ,ean and may have something in common although Evans draws a sharp distinction between linguistic and conceptual structure.

Refresh and try again. Certainly, the solution for the issue of meaning variation across context and figurative language seems appealing.

Sign in Create an now. As is claimed in the book, LCCM is not meant to be a psycholinguistic theory that makes specific predictions about details of language processing cf. His research relates to the domains of space and time. Derek Dewitt marked it as to-read Dec 04, It advances a framework for the understanding and analysis of meaning that is at once descriptively adequate and psychologically plausible.


Goldberg, Constructions at Work: Evans overemphasizes theoretical mechanisms and does not try to support his approach with the help of empirical data. Metaphor, Polysemy and the Theories of Concepts. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Print Save Cite Email Share.

How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction by Vyvyan Evans

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Sahand added it Sep 13, Part I Introduction 1. On the other hand, for evanx limited amount of new and relevant information that is passed on to the reader the book sometimes is too digressive. 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. Theoretical PrerequisitesStanford, CA A Basic IntroductionOxford How Words Mean introduces a new approach to the role of words and other linguistic units in the construction of meaning.