|Monday||11:30 AM - 1:00 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall 2.5|
|Tuesday||2:30 PM - 4:00 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall T.6|
The course is aimed at providing a solid methodology and a sound theoretical background for the study of language from the perspective of cognitive linguistics. To reach this aim, students will be introduced to a range of different topics in cognitive linguistics, and they will be given the opportunity to apply this knowledge to the analysis of human language
“The conceptual nature of human language”
The course will introduce and critically (re)consider some of the main issues featuring the approach of cognitive linguistics to the study of language. The focus will be on the following topics:
- Conceptual structure: embodiment as a basic principle
- Categorization and prototype theory
- Semantic frames (idealized cognitive models)
- Conceptual metaphor and metonymy
Language: the course will be held in English.
Croft, William and Cruse, D.Alan. 2004. Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: CUP (ch. 4, pp. 74-91).
Degani, Marta. 2012. Introduction to Cognitive Semantics. Verona: QuiEdit.
Lee, David. 2001. Cognitive Linguistics: An Introduction. Oxford University Press, USA.
Ungerer, Friedrich and Schmid, Hans-Jörg. 2006. An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics. 2nd ed. Harlow: Longman.
Oral exam in English.
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