《语言心理和认知》硕士课程

Description:

This course represents a general introduction to theoretical linguistics known as cognitive linguistics. It consists of three main parts:
(1) an overview of some of the main aims, assumptions, and commitments of cognitive linguistics.
Based on these philosophical backgrounds, the other two parts focus on the two best-developed research frameworks in cognitive linguistics:
(2) cognitive semantics(meaning), and the (3) cognitive approach to grammar (structure).

Books:

  1. Radden, G., & Dirven, R. (2007). Cognitive english grammar. John Benjamins Publishing.
  2. Croft, W., & Cruse, D. A. (2004). Cognitive linguistics. Cambridge University Press.

*教材PDF见QQ群文件,教材1简称 Radden 2007;教材2简称:Croft 2004。

Requirements:

You will have a total of 5 assignments and one project which replaces the final exam. The usual assignments are mainly textbook-related quiz questions and literature reading assignments. There is no midterm for this class. The final project is a book review.

Attendance & Evaluation:

Perfect attendance earn 2 bonus points. Homework assignments should be turned in on the due date.

Assignments:

  1. reading and previewing of L1 (finished)
  2. summary of L3 (finished)
  3. construal and humor of L5 (finished)

Course Schedule:

Lecture 1 (week 3-4): (1) course introduction; (2) what is cognitive linguistics (EP1)?

Lecture 2 (week 5):  what is cognitive linguistics (EP2)?

Lecture 3 (week 6): Categories (学生陈述);  Reading: Radden 2007, Ch. 1

Lecture 4 (week 7-8): Categorization; Reading: Geeraerts 2008 (另外补充)

Lecture 5 (week 9-11): cognitive operations; Reading: Radden 2007, Ch. 2

Lecture 6 (week 12-13): what is Cognitive Grammar? ;  Reading: Radden 2007, Ch. 3

Lecture 7 (week 14-15): Nouns; Reading: Radden 2007, Ch. 4, Langacker 1987b (另外补充)

Lecture 8 (week 16): Verbs; Reading: Langacker 2008, Ch. 4.2 (另外补充), Langacker 1987b (另外补充)

Lecture 9 (week 17): Frames and Domains;Reading: Croft 2004, Ch. 2

Lecture 10 (week 18): Metaphor(EP1); Reading: Croft 2004, Ch. 8; (2) Lakoff 1993 (另外补充)


Further study:

Metaphor (EP2); Reading: Boroditsky 2000, Casasanto 2009 (另外补充)

Construction grammars; Reading: Croft 2004, Ch. 9, Ch. 10

The usage-based model; Reading: Croft 2004, Ch. 11

Final Project:

Book review (specific requirements TBA)