Cognitive Science Perspectives on Verb Representation and Processing

Editors: de Almeida, Roberto G., Manouilidou, Christina (Eds.)

  • Provides a valuable contribution towards narrowing the gap between cognitive psychology and linguistics
  • Focuses on verbs as the key element of syntactical and semantic representation of events
  • Examines both bilingual and monolingual speakers
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Verbs play an important role in how events, states and other “happenings” are mentally represented and how they are expressed in natural language. Besides their central role in linguistics, verbs have long been prominent topics of research in analytic philosophy—mostly on the nature of events and predicate-argument structure—and a topic of empirical investigation in psycholinguistics, mostly on argument structure and its role in sentence comprehension. More recently, the representation of verb meaning has been gaining momentum as a topic of research in other cognitive science branches, notably neuroscience and the psychology of concepts. The present volume is an expression of this recent surge in the investigation of verb structure and meaning from the interdisciplinary perspective of cognitive science, with up-to-date contributions by theoretical linguists, philosophers, psycholinguists and neuroscientists. The volume presents new theoretical and empirical studies on how verb structure and verb meaning are represented, how they are processed during language comprehension, how they are acquired, and how they are neurologically implemented. Cognitive Science Perspectives on Verb Representation and Processing is a reflection of the recent collaboration between the disciplines that constitute cognitive science, bringing new empirical data and theoretical insights on a key element of natural language and conceptualization.

About the authors

Dr. Roberto G. de Almeida is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada. He received his PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Science) from Rutgers University.

Dr. Christina Manouilidou is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Philology at the University of Patras, Greece. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Study of Verbs in Cognitive Science

    de Almeida, Roberto G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-39

  • Lexicalizing and Combining

    Pietroski, Paul M.

    Pages 43-65

  • Optional Complements of English Verbs and Adjectives

    Gillon, Brendan S.

    Pages 67-75

  • The Representation and Processing of Participant Role Information

    Mauner, Gail

    Pages 77-99

  • Force Dynamics and Directed Change in Event Lexicalization and Argument Realization

    Croft, William

    Pages 103-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Science Perspectives on Verb Representation and Processing
Editors
  • Roberto G. de Almeida
  • Christina Manouilidou
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10112-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10112-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10111-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38242-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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