Morphology of number in English: a cognitive perspective

Natalia A. Besedina, Svetlana N. Stepanenko, Olga V. Fedotova, Yelena V. Sherstyokova
2014 Journal of Language and Literature  
In this paper the authors address morphology of English number in the cognitive perspective by showing how semantic changes originate in conceptual processes that exploit morphological forms of number to express a vast range of lexico-grammatical senses in the process of communication. In attempting to provide an account of this issue a cognitively-based theory of morphological representation is situated within a general context of cognitive linguistics. An account of morphological concept is
more » ... ogical concept is presented, the process of morphological representation is modeled, factors, influencing the process of forming sense are singled out. Finally the authors lay special emphasis on the fact that the possibility of number forms to express variety of meanings is caused by conceptual processes which underlie the morphological representation.
doi:10.7813/jll.2014/5-3/15 fatcat:ggduroufnzd5xc3hqetfgofnui