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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
|Series Name:||Human cognitive processing||Series Number :||15||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 130
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