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Plotnik, Noburo Saji, Robert M. Seyfarth, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Sandra Waxman, Daniel A. Weiskopf, Anna Wierzbicka. Concepts remain one of the most important areas of research within cognitive science, and in this volume the foremost contemporary researchers on concepts advance, broaden, elaborate, and elucidate a range of topics that strike at the very core of what it means to possess a mind.
Margolis and Laurence have done us cognitive scientists the great favor of setting our agenda for decades to come. The Conceptual Mind is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in the interdisciplinary study of the mind. In , Eric Margolis and Stephen Laurence produced their now classic anthology, Concepts: Core Readings , which has guided a generation of researchers through the foundational debates about concepts.
The new volume goes further in providing a well-organized collection of essential readings on the various sub-issues in the study of concepts: the relation between concepts and the brain, concepts and evolution, animal concepts, and many other core themes. It provides a thorough overview of where interdisciplinary research on concepts stands right now.
Highly recommended! Search Search. Search Advanced Search close Close. Preview Preview. The Conceptual Mind New Directions in the Study of Concepts Edited by Eric Margolis and Stephen Laurence New essays by leading philosophers and cognitive scientists that present recent findings and theoretical developments in the study of concepts. Request Permissions Exam copy. Finally, the paper introduces a new construct within the theory—the notion of a meaning spectrum—which facilitates analysis of aspects of lexical and inter-lexical polysemy.
What's in a concept? MIT Press. Any account of language and the human mind has to grapple, ultimately, with the nature of concepts, the subject of this chapter. What is less clear, however, is exactly how concepts are constituted, and the relationship between language and concepts. These are the two issues I address in this chapter.
The answer to this question is, I will argue, a clear yes. Metaphor, lexical concepts and figurative meaning construction. Published , Cognitive Semiotics. This paper addresses the status and significance of conceptual metaphor as an explanatory theoretical construct in giving rise to figurative language e. I contend that while conceptual metaphors inhere in the conceptual system, there is a class of metaphors—discourse metaphors—which emerge and evolve in and through language use, and inhere in the linguistic system.
Indeed, the semantic units associated with discourse metaphors, and other linguistic expressions I refer to as lexical concepts. I also introduce LCCM Theory Evans , , and suggest that lexical concepts provide access to non-linguistic knowledge representations, cognitive models, which can be structured in terms of conceptual metaphors. On the nature of lexical concepts. It provides an overview of the main properties and characteristics of lexical concepts.
It also provides a methodology for identifying and so distinguishing between lexical concepts. The latter is important when dealing with cases, such as polysemy, where a related form is paired with distinct lexical concepts. Published Cognitive Linguistics This paper presents a theoretical account of figurative language understanding, examining metaphor and metonymy in particular. Chilton eds.
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Published by Equinox. This paper is concerned with modelling the lexical representation of spatial relations, particularly as encoded by English prepositions, and examining how these spatial relations give rise to non-spatial meanings. The paper shows how this treatment builds upon and revises the earlier Principled Polysemy account of spatial semantics. In New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics ,. Published by John Benjamins.
It distinguishes between the nature and function of the conceptual and linguistic systems, before discussing the nature of representations in each, and their interaction.
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It concludes by discussing implications for meaning-construction. Semantic structure versus conceptual structure: The nature of lexical concepts in a simulation-based account of language understanding.
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Unpublished technical report. In attempting to provide an account of meaning-construction that coheres with this fact, I present a cognitively-realistic theory of lexical representation and a programmatic theory of lexical concept integration: the Theory of Lexical Concepts and Cognitive Models LCCM Theory. This paper provides a new approach to meaning-construction. The fundamental claim is that there is a basic distinction between lexical concepts, and meaning.
The paper presents an account of lexical concepts and the conceptual knowledge structures, cognitive models, with respect to which they are relativised.