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How Words MeanLexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction$
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Vyvyan Evans

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199234660

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.001.0001

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Cognitive models

Cognitive models

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(p.193) 10 Cognitive models
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How Words Mean
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Vyvyan Evans (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.003.0010

This chapter develops the theoretical construct of the cognitive model. The cognitive model is a unit of conceptual structure which consists of a frame — or related and/or embedded frames — and gives rise to a potentially limitless number of simulations. Frames have complex structure. The chapter examines in detail the nature of two types of frames: frames for things and situations. A subset of lexical concepts — open-class lexical concepts — facilitate access to cognitive models, what is referred to as a cognitive model profile.

Keywords:   cognitive model, things, situations, open-class lexical concept, cognitive model profile

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