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On Interpreting Construction Schemas

Author : Nicole Delbecque
ISBN : 9783110207842
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume addresses the constructional variability with transitive and causative verbs from the point of view of their respective action and motion patterns. Drawing on the theoretical advances registered in cognitive approaches to language (Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar and space semantics), the papers substantiate new interpretations and adduce empirical evidence from various languages to refine or adjust existing analyses of transitivity and causation. The different contributions all address the crucial question of how concrete and abstract notions of human behavior drive linguistic expressions. Cognitive linguists consider that linguistic competence functions in terms of complex conceptual units: the native speaker knows and manipulates conceptual blocks without paying further attention to their constitutive parts or their internal organization. However, as this volume illustrates, the role of the constitutive parts and their internal organization cannot simply be reduced to zero. A multidimensional approach to construction schemas is at stake. That is, the speaker applies proper embodied subroutines to build a coherent meaning, but the construction schemas are also rooted in the linguistic patterns the speaker and hearer are familiar with. The volume is primarily intended for scholars working within cognitive-semantic research at large. Given its theoretical and applied character (in the sense of giving empirical evidence for specific problems in the grammar), the volume will also be of great interest to anyone concerned with syntactic processes, construction grammar or with the cognitive structure of discourse. The descriptive and theoretical insights indeed dwell on areas that are currently dealt with in modern linguistics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Building And Interpreting Possession Sentences

Author : Neil Myler
ISBN : 9780262034913
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A wide-ranging generative analysis of the typology of possession sentences, solving long-standing puzzles in their syntax and semantics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lexical And Syntactical Constructions And The Construction Of Meaning

Author : Marjolyn Verspoor
ISBN : 9789027236548
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The basic tenet of cognitive linguistics is that every linguistic expression is a construal relation. The first section of this volume focuses on issues of such construal and presentation of information, including figure-ground relations, image-schematic structures, and the role of syntactic constructions in information structure.In sections two and three papers are presented on cross-categorial polysemy between lexical and grammatical uses of a morpheme, and between different grammatical senses, and on the relationship between earlier lexical senses and later grammatical ones.The final section of the volume brings together studies which shed further light on transitivity and argument structure. The study of transitivity necessarily entails exploration of the relationship between syntactic constructions and the pragmatics and semantics conveyed by such constructions.As a whole, this collection of papers gives new evidence on the complexity and motivation of the mapping between linguistic form and function and offers a wealth of new directions for research on the construction of meaning at every level of the sentence.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Theoretical Issues In Reading Comprehension

Author : Rand J. Spiro
ISBN : UOM:39015012418532
Genre : Reading comprehension
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Failures to comprehend and levels of processing in reading / Marilyn Jager Adams--Schemata : the building blocks of cognition / David E. Rumelhart--multiple theory formation in speech and reading / William A. Woods--Syntactic aspects of reading comprehension / A.W.F. Huggins and Marilyn Jager Adams--Pragmatics and reading comprehension / Jerry L. Morgan and Georgia M. Green--Syntax beyond the sentence : anaphora / Bonnie Lynn Webber--Discourse and linguistic theory / Jerry L. Morgan and Manfred B. Sellner--Psychological correlates of text structure / Ernest T. Goetz and Bonnie B. Armbruster--Literary theory, rhetoric, and stylistics : implications for psychology / William F. Brewer--Constructive processes in prose comprehension and recall / Rand J. Spiro--category structure and the development of categorization / Carolyn B. Mervis--Theories of semantic memory : approaches to knowledge and sentence comprehension / Edward J. Shoben--The meaning of words in context / Richard C. Anderson and Zohara Shifrin--Metaphor / Andrew Ortony--Plans and social actions / Bertram C. Bruce--Interference in text understanding / Allan Collins, John Seely Brown, and Kathy M. Larkin--A theoretical taxonomy of the differences between oral and written language / Andee Rubin--On the dialect question and reading / William S. Hall and Larry F. Guthrie--Metacognitive development and reading / Ann L. Brown--Study strategies and adjunct aids / Thomas H. Anderson--The role of illustrations in reading comprehension / Diane Lemmonnier Schallert--Topic interest and children's reading comprehension / Steven R. Asher--Skill hierarchies in reading comprehension / Barak V. Rosenshine--Teaching reading comprehension in the middle grades / Joseph R. Jenkins and Darlene Pany.
Category: Reading comprehension

Trees And Schemas

Author : Edward R. Pearsall
ISBN : WISC:89051839595
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Understanding Reading Comprehension

Author : Association internationale de lecture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032738366
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Intended to illuminate current understanding of how the reader's cognition and language and the text's structure affect the processing of prose, this volume contains articles written by educators, linguists, psychologists, and artificial intelligence experts on issues of comprehension research. The first part of the book examines reading comprehension as a cognitive process. The second part explores the relationships between important aspects of language study and reading, while part three focuses on the relationship between text structure and reading comprehension. The 12 essays discuss the following: (1) understanding comprehension; (2) cognitive monitoring in reading; (3) the linearity of reading; (4) consciousness and reading comprehension; (5) an artificial intelligence (AI) perspective on reading comprehension; (6) language development and reading; (7) word finding, word organizing, and reading; (8) comprehension rates in listening or reading; (9) prose structure in content areas; (10) coherent and cohesive harmony; (11) cognitive psychology and readability; and (12) continuities and discontinuities in readability and prose comprehension. (HTH)
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing In A Second Language

Author : Bruce Leeds
ISBN : IND:30000044862203
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Pragmatics

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ISBN : UOM:39015051894312
Genre : Electronic journals
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Reading

Author : Malcolm P. Douglass
ISBN : 0941742059
Genre : Minorities
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Special theme for the ... Writing and reading in a culturally diverse society.
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Yearbook

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ISBN : NWU:35556018456533
Genre : Claremont Reading Conference
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Teaching Children To Read

Author : Douglas Ray Reutzel
ISBN : UVA:X004745620
Genre : Education
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For Elementary Reading Methods courses. This comprehensive and balanced look at literacy practice has long been one of the most popular reading methods texts available. The text begins by introducing seven principles for comprehensive reading instruction, and then explains the theoretical foundations of teaching reading. Part I builds on those foundations with specific methods in Part II, and then in Part III it describes how to create a variety of learning centers, and how to plan developmentally appropriate reading curriculum for students in both K-3 and 4-8 classrooms, chapters 12 and 13 provide a continuum of knowledge by describing classroon organization and curriculum for grades 4-6 and 6-8.
Category: Education

Database Engineering

Author : Won Kim
ISBN : 0818608188
Genre : Database management
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Category: Database management

Developmental Issues In Discourse

Author : Arthur C. Graesser
ISBN : UVA:X001394633
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Cognition

Author : Stephen K. Reed
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215364303
Genre : Psychology
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Dr. Stephen Reed's Ninth Edition of COGNITION: THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS focuses on the theories that underlie cognitive phenomena as well as empirical data that establishes a traditional, information processing approach to cognitive psychology. This structure allows undergraduates to discover the direct relevance of cognitive psychology to many of their daily activities. The text incorporates unparalleled scholarship in a distinctive clear voice that allows for the emphasis of both contemporary and classical research through real-life examples and experiments. Revised and updated throughout to maintain a high degree of currency and accuracy, content reflects the ever-evolving field and is made relevant to students' lives through the inclusion of popular articles from well-known magazines and newspapers. As a result of its adherence to three criteria--the material must make an important contribution to cognitive psychology, be accessible, and be both understandable and interesting--the text is an invaluable tool in learning cognitive psychology.
Category: Psychology