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Linguistic Categorization: Prototypes in Linguistic Theory Paperback – December 14, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0198700128 ISBN-10: 0198700121 Edition: 2nd
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Editorial Reviews


"A stimulationg, eminently readable demonstration of the use of prototypical forms of analysis within cognitive linguistics"--Linguistics

"The best treatment of prototype theory currently available; clearly written, comprehensive."--Dr C.S. Butler, University of Nottingham

"Taylor's book is a good introductory text for anyone interested in cognitive grammar. It offers a valuable overview of the state of the art in the field of prototype research as well as an interesting account of linguistic categorization."--Cognitive Linguistics

"There can be no doubt that, as a survey, it is very useful....The book is very well organised and very clearly written."--Lingua

"The book is clear enough to be used as a textbook and its recent appearance in paperback will be an added attraction."--Journal of Pragmatics

Cognitive Linguistics is a vibrant, ever expanding field....John Taylor's book, which is very readable and relatively short...is one of the best 'introductions' to the field that I know of."--Word

About the Author

John R. Taylor, Reader in Linguistics, University of Otago.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (December 14, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198700121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198700128
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,045,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is my second copy of this book. I loaned the other one out and never got it back. The book is a text book, but it covers the subject well and held my interest. I am not trained in linguistics, but I found it quite readable.
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