Cognitive Linguistics

Course Information
TitleΓνωστική γλωσσολογία / Cognitive Linguistics
CodeΓλ 592
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600016501


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GLŌSSOLOGIAElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims at discussing language from different perspectives necessary for its description
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In what sense is Cognitive Linguistics a cognitive approach to the study of language? In Cognitive Linguistics natural language is studied as a mental phenomenon. The foundational point is simply that language is all about meaning. Cognitive Linguistics sees language as an instrument for organizing, processing, and conveying information (as something primarily semantic). A cognitive approach to language focuses on meaning. It is not just about knowledge of the language but language itself is a form of knowledge and has to be analyzed accordingly, with a focus on meaning. There are four specific characteristics about the way Cognitive Linguistics thinks about meaning. Linguistic meaning is perspectival. Linguistic meaning is dynamic and flexible. Linguistic meaning is encyclopedic and non-autonomous. Linguistic meaning is based on usage and experience.
cognition, conceptualization, metaphor, metonymy, language of emotions
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Written assigments1284.7
Student Assessment
There is a small-scale assignment presented in class discussing a particular topic of Cognitive Linguistics and a final assignment (3000 words) under supervision.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Evans, V., B. Bergen, J. Zinken 2007 The Cognitive Linguistics Reader. Equinox Pub. Geeraerts, D. 2006 Cognitive Linguistics: Basic Readings. CLR 34. Mouton de Gruyter. Geeraerts, D and H. Cuyckens (eds.) 2007 The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. OUP. Κατή, Δ., Μ. Κονδύλη, Κ. Νικιφορίδου 1991 Γλώσσα και Νόηση. Εκδ. Αλεξάνδρεια. Lakoff, G. 1987 Women, Fire, and dangerous things: What categories reveal about the mind. University of Chicago Press. Taylor, J. 1995 Linguistic Categorization. OUP. Ungerer, F. and H.-J. Schmid 2006 An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics. Longman.
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