LING7011 Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics
Dr. Thomas van Hoey
MA Elective course. Sem 2
Tuesday, 3:00 pm – 5:50 pm
This course looks at language as a window into the mind. We want to know how language can be understood as a crossroads or interaction between the world and our minds. Our theme is meaning. Instead of focusing on a single theoretical framework aimed at encapsulating every aspect of language, like Optimality Theory or Generative Grammar, this course focuses on Cognitive Linguistics, a less rigid approach, which allows us to explore the myriad strategies to create and convey meaning in language, such as metaphor, imitation, categorization, extrapolation and so on.
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