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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Return to Book Page. How Words Mean introduces a new approach to the role of words and other linguistic units in the construction of meaning.
It does so by addressing the interaction between non-linguistic concepts and the meanings encoded in language. It develops an account of how words evanw understood when we produce and hear language in situated contexts of use.
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It proposes two theoretical c How Words Mean introduces mwan new approach to the role of words and other linguistic units in the construction of meaning. It proposes two theoretical constructs, the lexical concept and the cognitive model.
Vyvyan Evans integrates and advances recent developments in cognitive science, particularly in cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology.
He builds a framework for hoow understanding and analysis of meaning that is at once descriptively adequate and psychologically plausible. In so doing he also addresses current issues in lexical semantics and semantic compositionality, polysemy, figurative language, and the semantics of time and space, and writes in a way that will be accessible to students of linguistics and cognitive science at advanced undergraduate level and above.
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He has written numerous research monographs, textbooks, edited volumes and works of reference.
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His research relates to the domains of space and time. He also works on lexical and compositional semantics, as well as figurative language and abstract thought.
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