20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the key theories and frameworks at the core of cognitive linguistics. The module explores the relationships between language and the human mind and considers how recent advances in the study of human cognition can enhance our understanding of the conceptual processes that underpin the production and reception of discourse. The module introduces students to such concepts as embodiment, prototypes, situated simulation, profiling, mental representation, conceptual mapping, and conceptual integration. The module equips students with the necessary knowledge and analytical skills to design and carry out their own investigations into language and cognition.

Staff Contact: GAVINS JOANNA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Language and Linguistics):

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