Cognitive Linguistics and the Study of Chinese

Dingfang Shu | Shanghai International Studies University
Hui Zhang | Nanjing Normal University
Lifei Zhang | Ningbo University
ISBN 9789027204165 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027262080 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Bringing together contributions from a group of prominent researchers, within a cognitive-linguistic framework, this volume sheds light on linguistic structures and usages characteristic of the Chinese language, including noun-verb inclusion, the conceptual spatialization of actions, existential constructions, conceptual structures and coherence, idioms and metaphors, language acquisition of caused motion, etc.
The contributions are committed to the principle of “converging evidence” that has been advocated in Cognitive Linguistics since its inception. Some studies in this volume combine introspective methods with theoretical analysis, while others rely on corpus-based, experimental and neuroscientific methods. Featuring diverse topics and multiple methods, this collection will be useful to readers who are interested in the grammatical and conceptual structure of Chinese, as well as in the state-of-the-art of Cognitive Linguistics in China.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 67] 2019.  xv, 313 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“In conclusion, this volume provides an excellent overview of contemporary cognitive linguistic studies on the Chinese language. Featuring a wide breadth of topics and a great richness of methodology, it contributes substantially to the existing literature of Cognitive Linguistics. It deserves to be on the bookshelves of those who are interested in Cognitive Linguistics in general as well as those who are interested in the study of the Chinese language in particular.”
“In conclusion, this volume introduces the development of CL research on Mandarin Chinese with high-quality papers contributed by representative Chinese scholars. Focusing on typical topics and applying various methodologies, the volume sets a good model for research works on Cognitive Linguistics in other languages. It is reader-friendly to those who are interested in Cognitive Linguistics
and those who are interested in the study of Chinese.”
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2023. Review of Zhang & Zhang (2022): Introducing Chinese Linguistics: A handbook for Chinese language teachers and learners. Chinese as a Second Language (漢語教學研究—美國中文教師學會學報). The journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA DOI logo

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CF/2GD: Linguistics/Sino-Tibetan languages

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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