The course aims to introduce the basic theories of Cognitive Linguistics to the students. The course is divided into three parts along with three main areas of Cognitive Linguistic theory: 1) categories and prototypes; 2) frames; and 3) conceptual metonymy and metaphor. Students are required not only to understand the core notions of Cognitive Linguistics, but are also encouraged to apply these notions to various linguistic and non-linguistic phenomena. It enables them to understand the ways of human meaning-making.
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