How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

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How Words Mean introduces a new approach to the role of words and other linguistic units in the construction of meaning. It does so by addressing the interaction between non-linguistic concepts and the meanings encoded in language. It develops an account of how words are understood when we produce and hear language in situated contexts of use. It proposes two theoretical constructs, the lexical concept and the cognitive model. These are central to the accounts of lexical representation and meaning construction developed, ...

How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction 2009, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199234677

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How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199234660

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