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Title Language and social cognition [electronic resource] : expression of the social mind / edited by Hanna Pishwa.

Imprint Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 476 pages) : illustrations.
Series Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs, 1861-4302 ; 206
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 206.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Linguistic structures as cues for social-cognitive functions : introduction / Hanna Pishwa -- Social cognition and language -- The origin of the social approach in language and cognitive research exemplified by studies into the origin of language / Nathalie Gontier -- Fused Bodies : sense-making as a phenomenon of interacting, knowledgeable, social bodies / Anders R. Hougaard and Gitte R. Hougaard -- Supracultural models, universalism and relativism : the language of personhood in Chinese and American cultures / Jason D. Patent -- The development of Turkish and Finnish words related to privacy / Mai Kuha and M. Ali Bolgün -- On collective cognition and language / Farzad Sharifian -- Social cognition and discourse -- Conversational pragmatics and social cognition / Thomas Holtgraves and Blake M. Anderson -- The creative construction of social orientation : Situated positioning with English as a lingua franca / Andreas Langlotz -- Constructing knowledge schemas in the workplace : a microanalysis / Susan Bridges and Brendan Bartlett -- Corporate self-presentation and self-centredness : a case for cognitive critical discourse analysis / Veronika Koller -- Distributed cognition and play in the quest for the double helix / L. David Ritchie -- Social aspects of verbal irony use / Roger J. Kreuz and Gina M. Caucci -- Social cognitive functions of single structures -- Attribution theories wired into linguistic categories / Klaus Fieder and Peter Freytag -- Tuned to hidden messages : exploring recurrent word combinations in English / Rainer Schulze -- Emotion talk and emotional talk : cognitive and discursive perspectives / Monika Bednarek -- From motion to emotion to interpersonal function : the case of fear predicates / Eliza Kitis -- Metaphor in mental representations of space, time and society: the cognitive linguistics approach / Paul Chilton.
Summary In a collection of 16 papers, eminent scholars from several disciplines present diverse and yet cohering perspectives on the expression of social knowledge, its acquisition and management. Hence, the volume is an attempt to view the social functions of language in a novel, systematic way. Such an approach has been missing due to the complexity of the matter and the emphasis on purely cognitive properties of language. The volume starts with a presentation of overarching issues of the social nature of humans and their language, providing strong evidence for the social fundaments of human nature a.
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Subject Language and culture.
Social perception.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Pishwa, Hanna.
Other Form: Print version: Language and social cognition. Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2009 9783110205862 (DLC) 2009020636 (OCoLC)327490382
ISBN 9783110216080 (electronic bk.)
3110216086 (electronic bk.)
9783110205862 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
3110205866 (hardcover ; alk. paper)