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Autor: Franziska Günther
ISBN-13: 9783110459784
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 494
Gewicht: 878 g
Format: 236x162x32 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Constructions in Cognitive Contexts

299, Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
Why Individuals Matter in Linguistic Relativity Research
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Franziska Günther, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.
In what ways are language, cognition and perception interrelated? Do they influence each other? This book casts a fresh light on these questions by putting individual speakers' cognitive contexts, i.e. their usage-preferences and entrenched patterns of linguistic knowledge, into the focus of investigation. It presents findings from original experimental research on spatial language use which indicate that these individual-specific factors indeed play a central role in determining whether or not differences in the current and/or habitual linguistic behaviour of speakers of German and English are systematically correlated with differences in non-linguistic behaviour (visual attention allocation to and memory for spatial referent scenes).These findings form the basis of a new, speaker-focused usage-based model of linguistic relativity, which defines language-perception/cognition effects as a phenomenon which primarily occurs within individual speakers rather than between speakers or speech communities.
The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language.
Autor: Franziska Günther
Franziska Günther, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

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Autor: Franziska Günther
ISBN-13 :: 9783110459784
ISBN: 3110459787
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2016
Verlag: de Gruyter Mouton
Gewicht: 878g
Seiten: 494
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 236x162x32 mm, 74 Schwarz-Weiß- Abbildungen, 50 Schwarz-Weiß- Tabellen