Introduction1. Prototypes and Categories2. Levels of categorization3. Conceptual metaphors and metonymies4. Figure and ground5. Frames and constructions6. Blending and relevance7. Other issues in cognitive linguisticsConclusion
An updated edition of the original classic on cognitive linguistics that brings together both cognitive semantics and syntax.
Friedrich Ungerer is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Rostock, Germany, but also has a background in applied linguistics and language teaching. Hans-Jorg Schmid is Professor of Modern English Linguistics at the University of Munich, where he is currently initiating the foundation of an Interdisciplinary Centre for Cognitive Language Studies. Both authors have published extensively in the field.