By Hanne Gram Simonsen, Rolf Theil Endresen
The publication incorporates a choice of papers from the convention The Verb in Cognitive Linguistics, held at Gran, Norway in June, 1998. The papers during this e-book are all written inside of a cognitive linguistics framework, targeted round various linguistic points of the verb. the 2 keynote papers (by Richard A. Hudson and Ronald W. Langacker) function an creation to this major subject matter, delivering a wide standpoint and a common, theoretical heritage from note grammar and cognitive grammar, respectively. the rest ten papers are extra heavily aiming at addressing morphological, syntactic and semantic elements of the verb, illustrated via numerous languages and learn components, together with, i.a., grownup language processing, language acquisition, connectionist modelling, and typology. A majority of the papers describe assorted features of Norwegian - a language now not prior investigated at one of these scale inside of cognitive linguistics. Norwegian deals invaluable contributions via being heavily on the topic of English, but differing in sure vital and fascinating methods. additionally, information from a number of different languages are incorporated, between others Italian, Russian, and diversified African languages, supplying a much wider typological diversity.