17.3597, Books: Morphology/Psycholinguistics/Semantics: Benczes

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Subject: 17.3597, Books: Morphology/Psycholinguistics/Semantics: Benczes

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Date: 01-Dec-2006
From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
Subject: Creative Compounding in English: Benczes 

	
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Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:57:48
From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
Subject: Creative Compounding in English: Benczes 
 



Title: Creative Compounding in English 
Subtitle: The Semantics of Metaphorical and Metonymical Noun-Noun Combinations 
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 19  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: John Benjamins
	   http://www.benjamins.com/
	

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HCP%2019 


Author: Réka Benczes

Hardback: ISBN: 9027223734 Pages: 206 Price: U.S. $ 126.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027223734 Pages: 206 Price: Europe EURO 105.00


Abstract:

Metaphorical and metonymical compounds - novel and lexicalised ones alike -
are remarkably abundant in language. Yet how can we be sure that when using
an expression such as land fishing in order to speak about metal detecting,
the referent will be immediately understood even if the hearer had not been
previously familiar with the compound? Accordingly, this book sets out to
explore whether the semantics of metaphorical and metonymical noun-noun
combinations can be systematically analysed within a theoretical framework,
where systematicity pertains to regularities in both the cognitive
processes and the products of these processes, that is, the compounds
themselves. Backed up by recent psycholinguistic evidence, the book
convincingly demonstrates that such compounds are not semantically opaque
as it has been formerly claimed: they can in fact be analysed and accounted
for within a cognitive linguistic framework, by the combined application of
metaphor, metonymy, blending, profile determinacy and schema theory; and
represent the creative and associative word formation processes that we
regularly apply in everyday language. 

Table of contents

Acknowlegements  xi-xii  
List of figures  xiii-xiv  
List of tables  xv  
Notation  xv  
Abbreviations  xvi  
Introduction and some basic concepts  1-12  
Descriptivists, transformationalists and alternative theories  15-39  
Cognitive linguistics: Principles and methodology  41-68  
Compositionality and transparency  69-85  
Metaphor-based compounds  89-105  
Metaphor-based semantic relation between
the constituents of the compound  107-140  
Metonymy-based compounds  141-162  
Metaphor- and metonymy-based compounds  163-181  
A brief overview and the wider perspective  183-190  
Appendix  191-195  
References  196-202  
General Index  203-205  
Metaphor and metonymy index  206  

"This book is a major contribution to cognitive morphology, a field that
has hitherto received relatively little attention within cognitive
linguistics. Using tools such as metaphor, metonymy and conceptual
blending, Réka Benczes elucidates the conceptual motivation of a wide range
of 'creative' nominal compounds traditionally regarded as semantically
opaque." Klaus-Uwe Panther & Linda L. Thornburg, Hamburg University 



Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                     Psycholinguistics
                     Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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