Language, Mind, and American Culture (Nyelv, gondolkodás, és az amerikai kultúra) in spring 2015
Kövecses Zoltán, Mon 14:00–15:30, R356, host: DAS (R306)
4-credit lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-AMED-130 140
description & set texts
In the course we will study the cognitive mechanisms, such as framing, metaphor, metonymy, mental spaces, conceptual integration, etc., that human beings use to understand the world around them. While these conceptual processes are universal, there are differences in their products and the way people make use of them. We will explore how Americans conceptualize their world and what distinguishes them from members of other cultures in this regard. Text: Zoltán Kövecses. 2006. Language, Mind, and Culture. A Practical Introduction. Oxford University Press.
requirements & assessment
Grades will be based on a final test (60%) and completion of four homework assignments (40%). If either of the grades on these two components is One/Fail, the overall grade is One/Fail.