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Module Code: LNG206
Module Title: Language and Mind
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
To give students an understanding of cognitive approaches to linguistics, including cognitive categorisation and embodiment.

To introduce students to the major works in cognitive grammar, semantics, phonology and metaphor study.

To provide the opportunity for students to analyse linguistic examples in terms of the theoretical perspectives introduced on the module.

To encourage students to debate some of the contentious issues within cognitive linguistics, including the interaction of culture and cognition.

Learning outcomes 
A Discuss the interaction between Language, language function, and the mind.

B Critically evaluate the work of a range of cognitive theorists.

C Analyse linguistic problems from a cognitive perspective.

D Debate the issue of universalism vs. cultural conceptualisation.

Method of teaching and learning 
Teaching will include interactive lectures and seminars.

Topics will typically include:

1. Introduction: a cognitive basis for languageBR>
2. Langacker’s Cognitive Grammar

3. Mental spaces

4. Image schemas

5. Cognitive approaches to phonology

6. Lakoff on categories

7. Prototype Theory

8. Conceptual Metaphor

9. Embodiment

10. Typology, teleology, and function

11. Iconicity

12. Diachronic Cognitive Linguistics

13. Language, thought, and culture
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Research Presentation 30.00
2 Essay 70.00

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