In the past few decades, cognitive linguistics has developed into one of the most dynamic and empirically insightful frameworks within theoretical and descriptive linguistics. It represents a revolutionary, new movement in modern linguistics which includes a variety of approaches and methodologies. They are, however, unified by a number of common assumptions. Foremost among these is the thesis of "cognition and embodiment": (i) language forms an integral part of human cognition, and (ii) any insightful analysis of linguistic phenomena needs to be embedded in what is known about human cognitive abilities and embodied experience. Cognitive linguistics aims, in new and insightful perspectives, for a cognitively plausible and natural account of what it means to know language, how language evolutionally emerged, how language is acquired, how language dynamically changes, and how language is used for communication in a creative way.
This five-volume major work brings together articles on this broad subject which take up a number of crucial issues both theoretical and methodological; investigate research questions relating to phonology, morphology and grammar; explore issues relating to the semantic and pragmatic mechanism of language and communication; and outline and survey the interdisciplinary relationship between cognitive linguistics and related fields of cognitive science.
VOLUME ONE: THEORY AND METHOD The Quiet Revolution: Ron Langacker's Fall Quarter 1977 Lectures - John Newman The Cognitive Linguistics Enterprise: An Overview - Vyvyan Evans, Benjamin Bergen and Joerg Zinken Cognitive versus Generative Linguistics: How Commitments Influence Results - George Lakoff Cognitive Linguistics - Gilles Faucconier An Introduction to Cognitive Grammar - Ronald Langacker Why Cognitive Linguists Should Care More about Empirical Methods - Raymond Gibbs, Jr. Why Cognitive Linguistics Requires Embodied Realism - Mark Johnson and George Lakoff Embodiment and Experientialism - Tim Rohrer Some Thoughts on the Boundaries and Components of Linguistics - Charles J. Fillmore The Relation of Grammar to Cognition - Leonard Talmy VOLUME TWO: COGNITIVE PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY Cognitive Phonology - George Lakoff Phonotactic Constraints in Cognitive Phonology - Riitta Valimaa-Blum Towards a Usage-based Cognitive Phonology - Gitte Kristiansen Word Frequency and Context of Use in the Lexical Diffusion of Phonetically Conditioned Sound Change - Joan Bybee A Cognitive Approach to Clinical Phonology - Anna Vogel Sosa and Joan Bybee Phonogenesis - Paul Hopper A Connectionist Implementation of Cognitive Phonology - Deirdre Wheeler and David Touretzky Phonological Representation of Morphological Complexity: Alternative Models (Neuro- and Psycholinguistic Evidence) - Pier Marco Bertinetto Evaluation through Morphology: A Cognitive Perspective - Natalia Besedina What Is a Morpheme? A View from Construction Grammar - Richard Rhodes Metonymy in Word-Formation - Laura Janda VOLUME THREE: COGNITIVE GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX The Mechanisms of Construction Grammar - Charles Fillmore Constructions in Cognitive Grammar - Ronald Langacker Constructionist Approaches to Language - Adele Goldberg Logical and Typological Arguments for Radical Construction Grammar - William Croft Linguistic Gestalts - George Lakoff Syntactic Amalgams - George Lakoff Emergent Grammar - Paul Hopper Metonymic Grammar - Ronald Langacker Towards a Corpus-based Identification of Prototypical Instances of Constructions - Stefan Th. Gries Collostructions: Investigating the Interaction between Words and Constructions - Anatol Stefanowitsch and Stefan Th. Gries VOLUME FOUR: COGNITIVE SEMANTICS An Alternative to Checklist Theories of Meaning - Charles Fillmore Context, Cognition, and Semantics: A Unified Dynamic Approach - Ronald Langacker Conceptual Metaphor in Everyday Language - George Lakoff and Mark Johnson Metaphtonymy: The Interaction of Metaphor and Metonymy in Expressions for Linguistic Action - Louis Goossens Force Dynamics in Language and Thought - Leonard Talmy Conceptual Integration Networks - Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner Blending and Coded Meaning: Literal and Figurative Meaning in Cognitive Semantics - Seana Coulson and Todd Oakley Domains and Image Schemas - Timothy Clausner and William Croft Image Schemas: From Linguistic Analysis to Neural Grounding - Ellen Dodge and George Lakoff The Brain's Concepts: The Role of the Sensory-Motor System in Conceptual Knowledge - Vittorio Gallese and George Lakoff VOLUME FIVE: COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS & RELATED FIELDS First Steps toward a Usage-based Theory of Language Acquisition - Michael Tomasello The LAD Goes to School: A Cautionary Tale for Nativists - Ewa Dabrowska Integrating Cognitive Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching: Historical Background and New Developments - Antoon De Rycker and Sabine De Knop Linguistic Selection: An Utterance-based Evolutionary Theory of Language - William Croft Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Literary Studies: State of the Art in Cognitive Poetics - Margaret H. Freeman The Neuroscience of Form in Art - George Lakoff What Does It Mean to Compare Language and Gesture? Modalities and Constrasts - Eve Sweetser Conceptual Metaphor and the Cognitive Foundations of Mathematics - Rafael N?nez Neurological Evidence for a Cognitive Theory of Syntax: Agrammatic Aphasia and the Spatialization of Form Hypothesis - Paul Deane Embodied Meaning in a Neural Theory of Language - Jerome Feldmanand Srinivas Narayanan Cognitive Linguistics, Biology of Cognition and Biosemiotics: Bridging the Gaps - Alexander Kravchenko Cognitive Semiotics: An Emerging Field for the Transdisciplinary Study of Meaning - Jordan Zlatev