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An introduction to word grammar

Author: Richard A Hudson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
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"Word grammar is a theory of language structure and is based on the assumption that language, and indeed the whole of knowledge, is a network, and that virtually all of knowledge is learned. It combines the psychological insights of cognitive linguistics with the rigour of more formal theories. This textbook spans a broad range of topics from prototypes, activation and default inheritance to the details of  Read more...
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Hudson, Richard A.
Introduction to word grammar.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010022104
(OCoLC)636566718
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Hudson
ISBN: 9780511918308 0511918305 9780511914539 0511914539 9780511781964 0511781962
OCLC Number: 670430028
Description: 1 online resource (348 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Half-Title --
Series-Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Figures --
Tables --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Part I How the Mind Works --
1 Introduction to Cognitive Science --
2 Categorization --
2.1 Concepts, Categories and Exemplars --
2.2 Taxonomies and the Isa Relation --
2.3 Generalizations and Inheritance --
2.4 Multiple Inheritance and Choices --
2.5 Default Inheritance and Prototype Effects --
2.6 Social Categories and Stereotypes --
3 Network Structure --
3.1 Concepts, Percepts, Feelings and Actions --
3.2 Relational Concepts, Arguments and Values --
3.3 Choices, Features and Cross-Classification --
3.4 Examples of Relational Taxonomies --
3.5 The Network Notion, Properties and Default Inheritance --
3.6 Do Networks Need Modularity? --
4 Network Activity --
4.1 Activation and Long-Term Memory --
4.2 Activation and Working Memory --
4.3 Building and Learning Exemplar Nodes --
4.4 Building Induced Nodes --
4.5 Building Inherited Nodes --
4.6 Binding Nodes Together --
Part II How Language Works --
5 Introduction to Linguistics --
5.1 Description --
5.2 Detail --
5.3 Data --
5.4 Differences --
5.5 Divisions --
5.6 Developments --
6 Words As Concepts --
6.1 Types and Tokens --
6.2 Word Properties --
6.3 Word-Classes --
6.4 Grammaticality --
6.5 Lexemes and Inflections --
6.6 Definitions and Efficiency --
6.7 Morphology and Lexical Relations --
6.8 Social Properties of Words --
6.9 Levels of Analysis --
79;Syntax --
7.1 Dependencies and Phrases --
7.2 Valency --
7.3 Morpho-Syntactic Features, Agreement and Unrealized Words --
7.4 Default Word Order --
7.5 Coordination --
7.6 Special Word Orders --
7.7 Syntax Without Modules --
8 Using and Learning Language --
8.1 Accessibility and Frequency --
8.2 Retrieving Words --
8.3 Tokens and Types in Listening and Speaking --
8.4 Learning Generalizations --
8.5 Using Generalizations --
8.6 Binding in Word-Recognition, Parsing and Pragmatics --
8.7 Meaning --
8.8 Social Meaning --
Part III How English Works --
9 Introduction to English Linguistics --
10 English Words --
10.1 Word-Classes --
10.2 Inflections --
10.3 Word-Class Properties --
10.4 Morphology and Lexical Relations --
10.5 Social Properties --
11 English Syntax --
11.1 Dependencies --
11.2 Valency --
11.3 Features, Agreement and Unrealized Lexemes --
11.4 Default Word Order --
11.5 Coordination --
11.6 Special Word Orders --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: Richard Hudson.
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