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  Cognitive linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In linguistics and cognitive science, cognitive linguistics (CL) refers to the currently dominant school of linguistics that views the important essence of language as innately based in evolutionarily-developed and speciated faculties, and seeks explanations that advance or fit well into the current understandings of the human mind.
A further complication arises because the terminology of cognitive linguistics is not entirely stable, both because it is a relatively new field and because it interfaces with a number of other disciplines.
In Metaphor in cognitive linguistics, Steen and Gibbs (eds.).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cognitive_linguistics   (343 words)

 Linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Applications of computational linguistics in machine translation, computer-assisted translation, and natural language processing are extremely fruitful areas of applied linguistics which have come to the forefront in recent years with increasing computing power.
Sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and linguistic anthropology are social sciences that consider the interactions between linguistics and society as a whole.
A number of cognitive scientists argue that the brain has an innate "language module", knowledge of which is thought to come more from studying speech than writing, particularly since language as speech is held to be an evolutionary adaptation, whereas writing is a comparatively recent invention.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linguistics   (1907 words)

 About Cognitive Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics grew out of the work of a number of researchers active in the 1970s who were interested in the relation of language and mind, and who did not follow the prevailing tendency to explain linguistic patterns by means of appeals to structural properties internal to and specific to language.
Linguistic structures serve the function of expressing meanings and hence the mappings between meaning and form are a prime subject of linguistic analysis.
Cognitive linguistics conferences continue to be organized in many countries, to the extent that it is difficult to keep track of them all.
www.cogling.org /cl.shtml   (1551 words)

 Cognitive linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cognitive linguistics is a branch of linguistics and cognitive science, which aims to provide accounts of language that mesh well with current understandings of the human mind.
There are a number of hypotheses within cognitive linguistics that differ radically from those made in Generative linguistics.
There are also people in computer science who have worked on computational modelling of the frameworks of cognitive linguistics.
www.icyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/cognitive_linguistics.html   (859 words)

 LINGUIST List 2.75: Cognitive Linguistics
In his recent contribution to the "cognitive linguistics" debate I think that Bill Poser is inadvertently misrepresenting the amount of linguistic sophistication among researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) and artificial neural networks ("connectionism").
Re: Daniel Everett's remarks on cognitive linguistics (Date: 13 Feb 91): I am intrigued by your comment that work such as that represented in WFDT may not be as widely representd in LSA as othe work because its argumentation style doesn't lend itself to falsification a la Popper.
As to the name 'Cognitive Linguistics', I suppose I'd be more sympathetic to the point of view expressed by Fromkin if she complained equally about the usurpation of the terms 'generative', 'transformational', and so on by others.
www.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de /linguist/issues/2/2-75.html   (2694 words)

 Graduate degrees in Cognitive Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cognitive Linguistics is a modern and innovative approach to the study of language and mind, and their relationship with embodied experience and culture.
All major theoretical approaches in Cognitive Linguistics are covered, and students will have ample opportunity to conduct their own research, both in course projects and in the final dissertation.
During this time, the student works closely with a supervisor and is normally a member of the Sussex Cognitive Linguistics Research Group which serves as a forum for presenting and discussing cognitive linguistic research issues.
www.sussex.ac.uk /linguistics/1-2-3-4.html   (781 words)

 LINGUIST List 2.49: Cognitive Linguistics
By that criterion, "Cognitive Linguistics" (in the broad construal indicated in the charter of the ICLA, for example) is in the tradition, since the approaches using that name give greater prominence to (general) cognition in linguistics.
The field of cognitive linguistics has developed over the past decade and a half in response to massive evidence that language is anything but autonomous; rather it is, in very signifant ways, a product of of general cognitive mechanisms of a variety of types.
Other professional organizations have been far more receptive to cognitive linguistics as a discipline, and cognitive linguists are regularly invited to address major meetings in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Anthropology, etc. And the literature in Cognitive Linguistics itself is growing so fast that it is virtually impossible to keep up with all of it.
www.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de /linguist/issues/2/2-49.html   (1816 words)

 Cognitive Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics is the study of the mind through language and the study of language as a cognitive function.
Cognitive Linguistics has two main goals: (1) to study how cognitive mechanisms like memory, categorization, attention, and imagery are used during language behavior; and (2) to develop psychologically viable models of language that broadly cover linguistic phenomena, including idioms and figurative language.
The purpose of this course is to provide a general orientation in Cognitive Linguistics, an understanding of its central themes and assumptions, and exposure to its empirical methods.
www2.hawaii.edu /~bergen/ling640G   (695 words)

 Cognitive Typology
The linguistic discourse with the framework of typology is hence characterized by a certain reluctance to systematic superstructures that would formulate a deductive theory to approach the empirics of typology.
Linguistic practice is thought to represent the individual reaction to a collective communicative and cognitive standard which itself is predominantly historical in nature.
Linguistic modularity is thought to be such a construed symbol that is interpreted as a cognitive reality and that is exploited by human beings to create a cognitive hypothesis about the autonomy of language.
www.lrz-muenchen.de /~wschulze/cog_typ.htm   (5459 words)

 New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cognitive linguistics has accumulated considerable evidence for the centrality of conceptual projection to the ‘making of meaning’, in particular within Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Conceptual Integration (Blending) Theory.
Everyday linguistic expressions in many languages suggest that temporal concepts of past and future are projected onto back and front space (as in “we are years ahead of them”).
In cognitive linguistic studies of conceptual metaphors, it has been argued that the source domain structures and the target domain structures are systematically correspond.
www.cogling.org.uk /ThemeConceptualProjection.htm   (1696 words)

 Cognitive Linguistics - Cambridge University Press
Cognitive Linguistics argues that language is governed by general cognitive principles, rather than by a special-purpose language module.
This introductory textbook surveys the field of cognitive linguistics as a distinct area of study, presenting its theoretical foundations and the arguments supporting it.
The authors begin by explaining the conceptual structures and cognitive processes governing linguistic representation and behaviour, and go on to explore cognitive approaches to lexical semantics, as well as syntactic representation and analysis, focusing on the closely related frameworks of cognitive grammar and construction grammar.
www.cup.cam.ac.uk /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521661145   (255 words)

 Linguistics and Cognitive Science at UB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Linguistics and Cognitive Science at UB Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Buffalo
Linguistics plays a particularly active role in the center: almost all departmental faculty are members of the Center.
Students participate in the center through their own student club, by taking cognitive science-related courses in other departments, by attending the weekly colloquia, and by participating in one of the working groups of the center.
wings.buffalo.edu /soc-sci/linguistics/ling_cog_sci.html   (463 words)

 Amazon.com: Cognitive Linguistics : An Introduction : Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cognitive linguistics is a relatively new theory of language that challenges many of the basic assumptions of traditional approaches.
Over the past two decades the Cognitive Linguistics enterprise has developed to the point where a university linguistics program is now arguably incomplete without a significant component devoted to this model.
Whether or not cognitive linguistics is a magnificient field of study, there are too many books that outlook it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0195514246?v=glance   (609 words)

 Cogprints - COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS AS A METHODOLOGICAL PARADIGM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A general direction in which cognitive linguistics is heading at the turn of the century is outlined and a revised understanding of cognitive linguistics as a methodological paradigm is suggest.
The goal of cognitive linguistics is defined as understanding what language is and what language does to ensure the predominance of homo sapiens as a biological species.
Wagman, M. Cognitive science and the mind-body problem: From philosophy to psy-chology to artificial intelligence to imaging of the brain.
cogprints.org /4005   (554 words)

 Cognitive linguistics -- Eynon 8 (6): 399 -- Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
Her research interests are in cognitive linguistics as applied to psychotherapy, qualitative research and developmental coordination disorder.
Cognitive linguistics is a new development in one of the basic
Cognitive linguistics focuses on the ubiquity of metonymy and
apt.rcpsych.org /cgi/content/full/8/6/399   (3807 words)

 Edinburgh University Press
An authoritative general introduction to cognitive linguistics, this book provides up-to-date coverage of all areas of the field and sets in context recent developments within cognitive semantics (including primary metaphors, conceptual blending and Principled Polysemy), and cognitive approaches to grammar (including Radical Construction Grammar and Embodied Construction Grammar).
The book is divided into three parts (The cognitive linguistics enterprise; Cognitive semantics; and Cognitive approaches to grammar), and is therefore suitable for a range of different course types, both in terms of length and level, as well as in terms of focus.
Vyvyan Evans is a member of faculty in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, and the Centre for Research in Cognitive Science, at the University of Sussex.
www.eup.ed.ac.uk /edition_details.aspx?id=11781   (546 words)

 Welcome to Berkeley Linguistics
After that time most linguistic work at U.C. Berkeley was done through the Anthropology Department where, under the direction of the noted anthropological linguist Alfred Kroeber, extensive efforts were devoted to the recording and describing of unwritten languages, especially American Indian languages spoken in California and elsewhere in the United States.
With the approximately 50 graduate students in progress toward the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, Berkeley linguists remain committed to the empirical, historical, and theoretical study of linguistic structure within a broad linguistic, cultural, and cognitive context.
Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and cognitive linguistics are all well represented by the faculty’s interests.
linguistics.berkeley.edu   (355 words)

 Cognitive Linguistics: An Introductory Bibliography
Useful comparisons with cognitive science and generative grammar, and a survey of work in CL which goes well beyond CG.
Explains that CL takes language as part of general cognition, but takes a strongly Cognitive Grammar view on syntax (the main difference between CL and GG concerns the rejection/acceptance of autonomous syntax) and implies that this is the same as the rejection of autonomous language.
"Linguistic categories evolve to solve local adaptive problems, and they strongly influence the conceptual categories in which people think." Genetic/cultural coevolution is familiar from Dawkins,...
cogweb.ucla.edu /CogSci/CogLingLit.html   (1068 words)

The theory of conceptual blending has been applied by scores of researchers, in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, music theory, poetics, mathematics, divinity, semiotics, theory of art, psychotherapy, artificial intelligence, political science, discourse analysis, philosophy, anthropology, and the study of gesture and of material culture.
"Cognitive Blends and Pauline Metaphors in 1 Thessalonians." Proceedings of the 2000 World Congress on Religion, organized by the Society of Biblical Literature.
Joseph Goguen and his students have devised an interesting mathematical approach to integration operations, using algebra of categories (See The Semiotic Zoo), and there is some modeling being done (ICSI, and Nanterre).
markturner.org /blending.html   (2969 words)

 UCSD Linguistics Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The successful applicant will have a strong background in semantics and its relationship to other areas of linguistic theory, such as prosody, morphology, syntax, and/or pragmatics.
Demonstrated research in the semantics of languages other than English or in experimental/computational approaches to linguistics will be considered a plus.
Department of Linguistics, UCSD :: 9500 Gilman Drive #108 :: La Jolla, CA 92093-0108 Phone: (858) 534-3600 :: TDD: (858) 822-2555 :: Fax: (858) 534-4789 E-mail: linginfo@ling.ucsd.edu :: http://ling.ucsd.edu/
ling.ucsd.edu   (94 words)

 Linguistics and Cognitive Science Program | Brandeis University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The concentration in linguistics and cognitive science is designed to give students a foundation in the theory of language and its relationship to allied fields of inquiry.
The concentration emphasizes the approach of generative grammar, which attempts to describe formally the nature of a speaker's knowledge of his or her native language and place this knowledge in a psychological and biological framework.
In the last 30 years, this approach to the study of language has had a profound influence on fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and computer science, as well as the linguist's traditional concerns with modern and classical languages and with linguistic universals.
www.brandeis.edu /programs/interdepartmental/linguistics   (144 words)

 Program in Linguistics & Cognitive Science
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Pulju will be staying with the Program for the 05-06 Academic Year.
Linguistics 18: History of the English Language and Linguistics 50: Languages of China in Winter '06;
Linguistics 23: Semantics and Pragmatics and Linguistics 80: Seminar in Spring '06.
www.dartmouth.edu /~linguist   (111 words)

 Equinox - Books - Browse by Series
Cognitive Linguistics is an approach to the scientific study of language that endeavours to explain facts about language in terms of known properties and mechanisms of other dimensions of the human mind/brain.
While earlier cognitive approaches to language were based on philosophical thinking about the mind, recent work places special importance on securing convergent evidence from a broad empirical basis, e.g.
The series publishes work that promotes innovative approaches to Cognitive Linguistics in the form of works of reference, scholarly monographs and coherent edited collections.
www.equinoxpub.com /books/browse.asp?serid=28   (242 words)

 foamy custard: cognitive linguistics
The essential character of cognitive linguistics (CL) is that we think about the world entirely through 'categories of thought' that are termed 'image schemas'.
While this is unduly 'heavyweight' to be directly relevant to the study of folklore, it does indicate that CL is 'well-rooted' in philosophical principles.
While the nature of this overview of theory in folklore is largely 'descriptive' of other people's achievements rather than 'prescriptive', may I venture to suggest that cognitive linguistics deserves evaluation as an especially promising way of understanding the nested levels of metaphor in myths and folk narrative (and, by extension, other genres of folklore).
www.indigogroup.co.uk /foamycustard/fc023.htm   (660 words)

 Cognitive Linguistics, Psychology and Cognitive Science (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abstract: Introduction Cognitive Linguistics (CL) is one of the principal branches of "second generation cognitive science"---the alliance of new approaches emerging from what has been called the "second cognitive revolution" of the last decade of the 20 century (Harr and Gillett, 1994).
It is also the rightful inheritor of an older tradition, antedating the behaviorist ascendancy in mid-20 century psychology from which classical (first generation) cognitive science liberated the sciences of the...
Language, Culture and the Embodiment of Spatial Cognition - Sinha, de Lopez (2000)
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /549998.html   (159 words)

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