Language, Mind, and American Culture
(Nyelv, gondolkodás, és az amerikai kultúra) in spring 2019
, Wed 08:30–10:00
lecture, 28 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-AMED17-130, AMED17-141
description & set texts
The aim of the course is to study the cognitive mechanisms, such as categorization, framing, metaphor, metonymy, conceptual integration, etc., that are used in meaning making. Although these conceptual processes are regarded as universal, there are differences in the way people with different cultural backgrounds make use of them. During the course it will be introduced how members of the American culture conceptualize the world and what distinguishes the way they think from the way members of other cultures tend to think.
Zoltán Kövecses 2006. Language, Mind, and Culture. A Practical Introduction. Oxford University Press.
requirements & assessment
Grades will be based on the completion of the following tasks: a presentation, a research paper, and weekly homework assignments.