Converging Evidence

Methodological and theoretical issues for linguistic research

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The volume argues for the use of multi-methodological strategies in linguistic research. In its lead chapter, in addition, the thorny issue of phenomenological pluralism is explored in detail. From a usage-based perspective, the individual chapters demonstrate methodological pluralism in the investigation of meaning, language acquisition, and discourse. The chapters report on studies in which the use of corpus data is combined with other methodological tools, e.g. experimentally elicited findings, showing how introspection and the analysis of performance data go hand in hand to provide empirical support for researchers’ hypotheses. Some of the authors inspire the discussion in usage-based linguistics, proposing innovative methods of analysis. Others adopt such methods and combine them in original ways. The cutting-edge studies presented in this volume should be of great interest to scholars and students of cognitive and corpus linguistics who want to familiarize themselves with recent methodological advances and their applications in the field.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 33]  2011.  x, 352 pp.
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Table of Contents
Contributors
vii–viii
Preface
ix–x
Introduction: On evidence and the convergence of evidence in linguistic research
Doris Schönefeld
1–32
Issues in collecting converging evidence: Is metaphor always a matter of thought?
Gerard J. Steen
33–54
Part 1. Multi-methodological approaches to constructional and idiomatic meaning
1.1. Cognition verb constructions
Perception and conception: The ‘see x to be y’ construction from a cognitive perspective
Thomas Egan
57–80
Explaining diverging evidence: The case of clause-initial I think
Gunther Kaltenböck
81–112
1.2. Constructional alternatives
I am about to die vs. I am going to die: A usage-based comparison between two future-indicating constructions
Silke Höche
115–142
Studying syntactic priming in corpora: Implications of different levels of granularity
Stefan Th. Gries
143–164
Islands of (im)productivity in corpus data and acceptability judgments: Contrasting two potentiality constructions in Dutch
Ad Backus and Maria Mos
165–192
1.3. Idioms and creative language use
Compositional and embodied meanings of somatisms: A corpus-based approach to phraseologisms
Alexander Ziem and Sven Staffeldt
195–220
Word-formation patterns in a cross-linguistic perspective: Testing predictions for novel object naming in Hungarian and German
Susanne R. Borgwaldt and Réka Benczes
221–246
Part 2. Multi-methodological approaches to language acquisition
The interaction of function and input frequency in L1-acquisition: The case of was...für ‘what kind of...’ questions in German
Rasmus Steinkrauss
249–272
Relative clause acquisition and representation: Evidence from spontaneous speech, sentence repetition, and comprehension
Silke Brandt and Evan Kidd
273–292
Converging evidence in the typology of motion events: A corpus-based approach to interlanguage
Nina Reshöft
293–316
Part 3. Multi-methodological approaches to the study of discourse
Differences in the use of emotion metaphors in expert-lay communication: Converging evidence from two complementary studies
Anke Beger
319–348
Index
349–352
“The volume has a huge amount to say for researchers in cognitive and applied linguistics. The papers are unfailingly thoughtful and subtle.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011029002