Mental States

Volume 2: Language and cognitive structure

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  • Editors: Andrea C. Schalley1, and Drew Khlentzos1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027291202

The contributions to this volume focus on what language and language use reveals about cognitive structure and underlying cognitive categories. Wide-ranging and thought-provoking essays from linguists and psychologists within this volume investigate the insights conceptual categorization can give into the organization and structure of the mind and specific mental states. Topics and linguistic phenomena discussed include narratives and story telling, language development, figurative language, linguistic categorization, linguistic relativity, and the linguistic coding of mental states such as perceptions and beliefs. With contributions at the forefront of current debate, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in language and the cognitive structures that support it.

Subjects: Semantics; Cognition and language

  • Affiliations: 1: University of New England

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