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120224 SE MA Seminar - Focus: Functional and Cognitive Linguistics / Linguistics Seminar (2018S)

Introduction to Cognitive Grammar

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
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Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Please note that there will be a mini conference on Friday 15 June that students must attend in order to pass the course.

Donnerstag 08.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 15.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 22.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 12.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 19.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 26.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 03.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 17.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 24.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 07.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 14.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Freitag 15.06. 14:30 - 19:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 21.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the basic principles of Cognitive Linguistics, as well as with some of the most important cognitive models and approaches, so that they can apply one of these models to (certain areas of) the English language.

Cognitive Linguistics was developed during the 1970s and 80s by a group of linguists who were dissatisfied with the then prevailing generative enterprise and now forms one of the main paradigms in linguistics, with adherents from all of the world and from many different of backgrounds (functional and descriptive linguistics, psycholinguistics, pragmatics, discourse studies, etc.). It offers an innovative approach to the study of language and mind, seeking to formulate the cognitive principles that motivate the structure of language. Although over the years a number of different cognitively-based approaches and models have been developed, they all shared the following basic assumptions.

In this course we will:
(i) Discuss of a number of influential papers to trace the origin and development of the cognitive approach to language description and to become familiar with its underlying principles and the most important basic concepts and terminology.
(ii) Discuss a number of topics of special interest for cognitive linguistics, such as conceptual structure and organization, the relationship between language and thought, the experiential and pragmatic background of language-in-use, the issue of embodiment, figurative language (metaphor and metonymy), prototypicality and systematic polysemy
(iii) Apply the theory of Cognitive Grammar (as developed by Ronald Langacker) to some core areas of the English language.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be assessed on the basis of a midterm assignment, a presentation and a seminar paper. Active participation is required.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

(a) regular class attendance (max. 2 absences)
(b) handing in the midterm assignment
(c) giving the oral presentation (on set date)
(d) handing in the seminar paper (on time)
(e) attaining an average score of 60%.

Prüfungsstoff

Readings, assignments, classroom discussions, presentation, individual research project.

Literatur

Textbooks:
Günther Radden & Rene Dirven, 2007. Cognitive English Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Dirk Geeraerts (ed.), 2006. Cognitive Linguistics: Basic readings. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA812 (2); UF 344
Code/Modul: MA 4, MA 5; UF 4.2.3-222
Lehrinhalt: 12-0496

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33