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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. This makes cognitive linguistics a biologically oriented empirical science.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:Cognition, language, computational metaphor, grammar and cognitive processing, semantics, pragmatics
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
Linguistics > Semantics
Linguistics > Pragmatics
ID Code:4005
Deposited By:Kravchenko, Professor Alexander
Deposited On:28 Dec 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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