Undergraduate Catalog

LIN 521 Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics

This course is an introduction to the cognitivist approach to linguistics, in which language and thought are taken to be grounded in basic human experiences and to grow out of the nature of the physical brain and body. Unlike some linguistic approaches, cognitive linguistics treats form and meaning as interrelated on all levels of linguistic structure. Topics include conceptual blending, metaphor, depiction, frame semantics, human categorization, mental spaces, and cognitive/construction grammar.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Pre-requisties: LIN 101, 263

Distribution

Graduate, Undergraduate