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Title: Verbal explication and the place of NSM semantics in cognitive linguistics
Contributor(s): Goddard, Cliff  (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2152
Abstract: This paper argues that verbal explication has an indispensable role to play in semantic/conceptual representation. Cognitive linguistic diagrams are not semiotically self-contained and cannot be interpreted without overt or covert verbal support. Many also depend on culture-specific iconography. When verbal representation is employed in mainstream cognitive linguistics, as in work on prototypes, cultural models and conceptual metaphor, this is typically done in an under-theorised fashion without adequate attention to the complexity and culture-specificity of the representation. Abstract culture-laden vocabulary also demands a rich propositional style of representation, as shown with contrastive examples from Malay, Japanese and English. As the only stream of cognitive linguistics with a well-theorised and empirically grounded approach to verbal explication, the NSM (natural semantic metalanguage) framework has much to offer cognitive linguistics at large.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Cognitive Linguistics Investigations: Across languages, fields, and philosophical boundaries, v.15, p. 189-218
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
ISBN: 9027223688
Field of Research (FOR): 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/32504779
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HCP%2015
Series Name: Human cognitive processing
Series Number : 15
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