Studies in Language and Cognition

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Using a plethora of concepts, theories and methods, the theoretical and empirical studies described in this volume are united in their approach of treating language not in isolation (e.g. as a “module”), but as both based on structures and processes of cognition, and at the same time as affecting the human mind. The book is organized in 7 parts, corresponding to some of the major fields in language research today: (a) linguistic meta-theory and general issues, (b) lexical meaning, (c) metaphor, (d) grammar, (e) pragmatics, (f) gesture and bodily communication, and (g) historical linguistics. At the same time, the non-modular approach to language adopted by the authors is reflected by the fact that there are no strict boundaries between the parts. Thus, the book is a valuable contribution to the growing interdisciplinary field of Language and Cognition.


  • Jordan Zlatev (Editor)
  • Mats Andrén (Editor)
  • Marlene Johansson Falck (Editor)
  • Carita Lundmark (Editor)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


  • pragmatics, grammar, semantics, gesture, cognition, language
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages544
ISBN (Print)1-4438-0174-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch