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Author Günther, Franziska.
Title Constructions in Cognitive Contexts : Why Individuals Matter in Linguistic Relativity Research / Franziska Günther.
Imprint Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2016]

Author Günther, Franziska.
Series Trends in linguistics : Studies and monographs ; volume 299
De Gruyter e-Books
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; volume 299.
Subject Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.
Cognitive grammar.
Language and culture.
Speech acts (Linguistics)
Description 1 online resource (514 pages)
Contents Frontmatter -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Abbreviations -- 1. Constructions in cognitive contexts -- 2. Setting the theoretical scene -- 3. Construing spatial scenes in German and English -- 4. Attention, 'ception' and language: Basic considerations -- 5. Constructions as [form-construal meaning]- associations -- 6. Spatial language, cognition and perception: Methods and hypotheses -- 7. Experiment 1 -- linguistic interaction with spatial scenes: Patterns of language- and speaker-specific variation -- 8. Experiment 2 -- linguistic and non-linguistic interaction with spatial scenes: The role of cognitive contexts -- 9. Conclusion: Constructions, cognition, cognitive contexts and beyond -- References -- Appendix -- Author index -- Topic index.
Summary In what ways are language, cognition and perception interrelated? Do they influence each other? This book casts a fresh light on these questions by putting individual speakers' cognitive contexts, i.e. their usage-preferences and entrenched patterns of linguistic knowledge, into the focus of investigation. It presents findings from original experimental research on spatial language use which indicate that these individual-specific factors indeed play a central role in determining whether or not differences in the current and/or habitual linguistic behaviour of speakers of German and English are systematically correlated with differences in non-linguistic behaviour (visual attention allocation to and memory for spatial referent scenes). These findings form the basis of a new, speaker-focused usage-based model of linguistic relativity, which defines language-perception/cognition effects as a phenomenon which primarily occurs within individual speakers rather than between speakers or speech communities.
Note In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Nov. 7, 2016).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 9783110461343
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9783110461343
OCLC # 979602259
Additional Format print 9783110459784

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