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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He also works on lexical and compositional semantics, as well as figurative language and abstract thought. Another point is the use of the terms jean concept and conceptual structure.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is concerned with word meaning, and the role of words in meaning construction. For other permission, please contact JLTonline. How words mean introduces a new approach to the role of words and other linguistic units in the construction of meaning. Worsd Words Mean Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction Vyvyan Evans Presents a revised theory of the role of words in language understanding Addresses the status of contemporary theories of grammar and meaning Provides up-to-date coverage of important areas of semantic structure Accessible to students as well as experts in linguistics and cognitive science.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Vyvjan and Meaning 2. A Basic IntroductionOxford Despite many existing empirical studies that consider polysemy or figurative language, the author is not getting into debates about psychological data that concern some of the core issues the book addresses.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: A Linguistic Introduction Renato Oniga. On the other hand, Evans sees his theory as a framework for experimental psychologists that meaj be empirically verified cf.


According to Evans, the standard account cannot deal with the problem of meaning variation across context. Metaphor and metonymy Whereas a lexical concept is associated with linguistic forms the conceptual structure is associated with cognitive models.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. Lois Dotdot rated it really liked it Jul 12, Seana Coulson – – Cambridge University Press. What characterizes a prototypical primary or secondary cognitive model? It advances a framework for the understanding and analysis of meaning that is at once descriptively adequate and psychologically plausible.

It does so by addressing the interaction between non-linguistic concepts and the meanings encoded in language. Return to Book Page. Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Yael Ravin – – Oxford University Press. In my opinion, this is a contradictory notion.

He has written numerous research monographs, textbooks, edited volumes and works of reference. Lexical Semantics in Philosophy of Language.

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

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The book integrates and advances recent developments in cognitive science, particularly in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology.

For vvyyan as an empirically working psycholinguist, the book is too theory-driven. LCCM Theory in context. Part II Lexical Representation. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www. Refresh and try again.

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Subscriber Login Email Address. I think using another term instead of lexical concept would cause less confusion. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts.


William Ross marked it as to-read Aug 08, Carlos marked it as to-read Apr 06, Lexical Concept Selection These are central to the accounts of lexical representation and meaning construction developed, giving rise to the Theory of Lexical Concepts and Cognitive That is, the books seeks to provide an account for the way in which the meaning associated with any given word form appears to vary each time it is owrds, in terms of the conceptualization that it, in part, gives rise to.

Although LCCM theory primarily is a semantic approach, it tries to incorporate key meaj from cognitive approaches to grammar into a unified framework. It proposes two theoretical constructs, the lexical concept and the cognitive model.

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

The theory is based upon two central theoretical constructs: Accordingly, primary and secondary cognitive model profiles can never be identical among people, if we assume that all msan beings perceive the world in a different manner.

Oxford University Press Lexical Concept Integration Added to PP index Total downloads 63of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads? It develops an account of how words are understood when we produce and hear language in situated contexts of use.