Search for dissertations about: "cognitive linguistics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 44 swedish dissertations containing the words cognitive linguistics.

  1. 1. Interpretive Functions of Adjectives in English : A Cognitive Approach

    Author : Helena Frännhag; Carita Paradis; Kristin Davidse; Lund University Centre for Languages and literature; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; adjective; meaning; meaning creation; interpretation; formal interpretive function; semantic interpretive function; kind identification; element identification; identity provision; stipulation; specification; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; Lingvistik; Linguistics; Engelsk språkvetenskap; English;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a theoretical discussion of meaning creation in general, and interpretive functions of English adjectives in particular. The discussion rests on a dynamic view of meaning and interpretation, according to which there are no fixed linguistics meanings – not even for single lexemes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Picture Viewing and Picture Description: Two Windows on the Mind

    Author : Jana Holsanova; Kognitionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; discourse hierarchy; picture description; vision; picture viewing; information flow; discourse segmentation; discourse analysis; coherence; semantics; spatial and temporal relations; cognitive science; linguistics; cognitive linguistics; psycholinguistics; speech; cognition; multimodal communication; mental processes; eye movement protocol; focus of attention; spoken language protocol; information processing; scene perception; areas of interest;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I connect two disciplines, linguistics and vision research, and combine two methods, spoken language protocols and eye movement protocols, in order to cast light on the underlying cognitive processes. In a series of studies, I investigate the processual aspects of picture viewing and picture description. READ MORE

  3. 3. The 2014 scottish independence referendum in text, image and thought

    Author : Robin Engström; Diane Pecorari; Charlotte Hommerberg; Atsuko Ichijo; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Cognitive linguistics; ideological morphology; legitimation; metaphor; metonymy; nationalism; political discourse; political theory; unionism; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Lingvistik; Linguistics;

    Abstract : In 2014, a referendum was held in Scotland in order to decide the country’s constitutional future. The referendum was the climax of years of campaigning that gave rise to a rich body of political discourse. READ MORE

  4. 4. Transitivity in discourse : A comparison of Greek, Polish and Swedish

    Author : Ann Lindvall; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; agentivity; affectedness; aspect; boundedness; cognitive semantics; definiteness; discourse semantics; dynamism; functionalism; givenness; Greek; language typology; lexical semantics; modality; Modern Greek; Polish; transitivity; Swedish; translation; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work assumes that various linguistic forms in different languages are related to common cognitive functions and semantic properties. A cognitive function - presumably universal - is information transmission. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Physical Foundation of the Patterning of Physical Action Verbs : A Study of Chinese Verbs

    Author : Hong Gao; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; verbal semantics; trajector; semantic representation; pyscholingistics; polysemy; physical reality; physical foundation; physical action verbs; observability; motion; lexicalization patterning; landmark; intentionality; innateness; physical contact; force-dynamics; combinability; conflation; cognitive semantics; active zone; affectability; Chinese; Kinesiska och språk och litteratur från Syd- och Sydostasien; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : This work is a study of verbal semantics with a focus on the discussion and illustration of the role of body parts and the semantic incorporation into verbal roots of the actions that involve various body parts. Following a general discussion of the basic issues of language construction and human body actions with the image schemas of force-dynamics presented in line with the framework of cognitive semantics, it is argued that the event structures of physical action verbs are not arbitrarily constructed but rather the constructions are built through systematic cognitive processes in relation to both human physical reality and concrete reality in the world. READ MORE