References for Cognitive Linguistics and Poetics

Adler, Hans and Gross, Sabine. “Adjusting the Frame: Comments on Cognitivism and Literature.” Poetics Today 23:2 (Summer 2002), 195-220.

Gavins, Joanna and Steen, Gerard, eds. Cognitive Poetics in Practice. Routledge, 2003.

Geeraerts. Dirk, and Huburt Cuyckens, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics, Oxford University Press, 2007. Contents (49 articles)

Gibbs, Raymond W. The Poetics of Mind. Cambridge UP. 1994.

________________. “Prototypes in Dynamic Meaning Construal.” in Gavins and Steen, pp.27-40.

________________ and Steen, Gerard, eds. Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics.Benjamins (1999).

________________, “Taking Metaphor Out Of our Heads and Putting It Into the Cultural World,” In Gibbs and Steen, 145-66.

Gries, Stefan Th. and Anatol Stefanowitsch, eds., Corpora in Cognitive Linguistics: Corpus-based approaches to syntax and lexis. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2006. Contents

Harder, Peter. "Mental Spaces: Exactly When Do We Need Them?" Cognitive Linguistics 14:1 (2003), 91-96.(copy here)

Kövecses, Zoltán. Metaphor: A Practical Introduction. Oxford UP, 2002.

Lakoff, George and Turner, Mark. More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor. Chicago UP, 1989.

Rev. article: More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic MetaphorJackendoff, Ray and Aaron, David. Language 67:2 (1991), 320-38.

Eric Pederson; Eve Danziger; David Wilkins; Stephen Levinson; Sotaro Kita; Gunter Senft,Semantic Typology and Spatial Conceptualization. Language, Vol. 74, No. 3. (Sep., 1998), pp. 557-589.

Abstract: This project collected linguistic data for spatial relations across a typologically and genetically varied set of languages. In the linguistic analysis, we focus on the ways in which propositions may be functionally equivalent across the linguistic communities while nonetheless representing semantically quite distinctive frames of reference. Running nonlinguistic experiments on subjects from these language communities, we find that a population's cognitive frame of reference correlates with the linguistic frame of reference within the same referential domain.

Semino, Elena and Culpeper, Jonathan, eds . Cognitive Stylistics: Language and cognition in text analysis. Benjamins, 2002.

Stockwell, Peter. Cognitive Poetics: an introduction. Routledge, 2002.

Taylor, John R. Linguistic Categorization: Prototypes in Linguistic Theory, 3rd ed.. Oxford UP, 2003.

Chapter 8, "Polysemy, or: How many meanings does a word really have?" discusses prepositional meanings.


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