By Michel Paradis (auth.), Istvan Kecskes, Liliana Albertazzi (eds.)
A special function of this booklet is that chapters prefer that line of cognitive linguistics which makes a transparent contrast among genuine international and projected global. info conveyed through language has to be in regards to the projected international. either the experimental effects and the systematic claims during this quantity demand a susceptible type of whorfianism. additionally, chapters upload a few particularly unexplored problems with bilingualism to the well known ones, akin to gender structures within the bilingual brain, context and activity, synergic thoughts, mixing, the connection among lexical categorization and ontological categorization between others.
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Explorations du lexique. Québec City: CIRAL. 15–27. Paradis, M. 2004. A neurolinguistic theory of bilingualism. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Pavlenko, A. 1999. New approaches to concepts in bilingual memory. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2: 208–230. KECSKES: “CHAP01” — 2007/5/5 — 15:03 — PAGE 27 — #27 28 M I C H E L PA R A D I S Pavlenko, A. 2000. New approaches to concepts in bilingual memory (summary). Bilingualism:Language and Cognition, 3: 1–4 Pavlenko, A. 2005. Bilingualism and thought.
Modifications of this sort through exposure to two languages and/or two cultures are of the same kind as the ones that occur in unilinguals. Hence here, as for all other aspects of unidirectional or bidirectional interference, the difference is merely quantitative – more or fewer conceptual features enter into the constitution of a concept to match the corresponding lexical semantic constraints. In syntax, the differences are not in terms of more or less of a particular element, but of the use of a different parameter of a given principle – which again does not require the postulation of a bilingual-specific mechanism.
The concept denoted by the word “kick off” comes from American football as its dictionary definition shows in Merriam-Webster Online: 1: to start or resume play in football by a placekick. The concept’s metaphorical domain covers the following meaning: 2a: to initiate proceedings, b: to start out : begin