Module Catalogues

Language and Mind

Module Title Language and Mind
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2023/24
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

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.