HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 221 Language, Culture and Cognition

Language: evolution, form and content; Issues in language and cognition: history, various views and areas of study; Cultural bases of language and cognition: embodiment, universalism / relativism, schemas, categorization, metaphor and mental imagery; Linguistic encoding: space, time, kinship, color, body; Recent trends in research: first and second language acquisition, spatial language comprehension, fictive motion etc.

Text:

1. Croft, W. and D.A. Cruse, Cognitive Linguistics, Cambridge University Press, 2004.
References:
1. A. Akmajian, R. A. Demers, A. K. Farmer, R. M. Harnish. Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication. MIT Press, 2001
2. J.J Gumperz & S.C.Levinson. Rethinking Linguistic Relativity. Cambridge University Press,1996.
3., R.W. Langacker.- Foundations of Cognitive Grammar. Stanford University Press, 1987.

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