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Language, Cognition and Identity. Extensions of the endocentric/exocentric language typology

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  • Emanuela Cresti,
  • Iørn Korzen,

An endocentric language is a language whose verbs are lexically precise and concrete whereas its nouns are abstract and vague. An exocentric language has lexically precise and concrete nouns and abstract verbs. The Germanic languages prove to be endocentric and the Romance languages exocentric. The lexical differences entail differences at other levels as well, linguistic as well as extralinguistic. This multilingual volume contains a selection of papers presented at the two day Italian-Danish linguistic seminar Lingua, cognizione e identità: estensioni della tipologia delle lingue endo- ed esocentriche held at the Italian Department of the University of Florence on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2009. The papers challenge the endo-/exocentric approach at various levels (lexicon, grammar, language infrastructures, socio cultural reflections) with examples from the Romance languages (Italian and French) and the Germanic languages (English, German and Danish).

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Emanuela Cresti

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3018-6120

Iørn Korzen

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Emanuela Cresti is full Professor of Italian Grammar at the University of Florence where she chairs the BA/MA program in "Lettere Moderne e Filologia Moderna" and the LABLITA research infrastructure. Emanuela Cresti presided the Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana (SILFI) from 2004 to 2006 and managed National and European Projects dedicated to the setting up of spontaneous speech language resources.

Iørn Korzen is a full professor and head of the Department of Italian at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is a member of the CBS based research group "TypoLex", whose main focus is the typological differences between the Germanic and the Romance languages. Korzen presided the Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana (SILFI) from 2002 to 2004 and has published a number of books and more than 100 articles on text linguistics, Italian linguistics and pragmatics.
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Book Title

Language, Cognition and Identity. Extensions of the endocentric/exocentric language typology

Editors

Emanuela Cresti, Iørn Korzen

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Number of Pages

226

Publication Year

2010

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© 2010 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-226-4

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978-88-6453-220-2

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Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca

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