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Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

Edited by: Ewa Dabrowska and Dagmar Divjak

Cognitive Linguistics is an approach to language study based on the assumptions that our linguistic abilities are firmly rooted in our cognitive abilities, that meaning is essentially conceptualization, and that grammar is shaped by usage. The Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics provides state-of-the-art overviews of the numerous subfields of cognitive linguistics written by leading international experts which will be useful for established researchers and novices alike. It is an interdisciplinary project with contributions from linguists, psycholinguists, psychologists, and computer scientists which will emphasise the most recent developments in the field, in particular, the shift towards more empirically-based research. In this way, it will, we hope, help to shape the field, encouraging methodologically more rigorous research which incorporates insights from all the cognitive sciences. Editor Ewa Dąbrowska was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2018.
unique must-have companion covering all areas ofcognitive linguistics highlighting the finest achievements of empirical research challenging established views interdisciplinary and up-to-date

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Ewa Dabrowska, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; Dagmar Divjak, University of Sheffield, UK.


"The handbook by Dabrowska and Divjak is an important publication."Frank Polzenhagen in: Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 28.1 (March 2017), pp. 156-160
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Audience: Scholars of Cognitive Linguists, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Clinical Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy