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).
- Radden, G., & Dirven, R. (2007). Cognitive english grammar. John Benjamins Publishing.
- 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。
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.
- reading and previewing of L1 (finished)
- summary of L3 (finished)
- construal and humor of L5 (finished)
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)
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
Book review (specific requirements TBA)