1. The Cognitive Linguistics Enterprise: An Overview
Vyvyan Evans [+]
Vyvyan Evans is Professor of Linguistics at Bangor University and author of numerous books relating to cognitive linguistics. These include How Words Mean, The Structure of Time, The Semantics of English Prepositions (with Andrea Tyler), Cognitive Linguistics (with Melanie Green), and A Glossary of Cognitive Linguistics.
Benjamin K. Bergen [+]
University of California, San Diego
Benjamin K. Bergen is Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego. He has published widely in cognitive, computational, neuro-, and psycholinguistics. Topics that his research touches include embodiment in syntax and semantics, linguistic relativism, natural language understanding, and connectionist language modeling.
Jörg Zinken [+]
University of Portsmouth
Jörg Zinken is Senior Lecturer of Psychology of Communication and coordinator of the Language, Culture and Mind Research Group at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests cover topics from the interface between anthropological and cognitive linguistics, including universals and variation in multifunctionality patterns, contextual models of metaphor, and the semantics of prosody and syntax.
The book opens with an extended, original chapter by the volume editors offering a broad overview of Cognitive Linguistics designed for the introductory reader.