Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics (Cognitive Linguistics in Practice) by Rene Dirven (Repost)
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co; 2 Revised edition (May 2004) | ISBN: 1588114856 | Pages: 274 | PDF | 2.81 MB
Language is one of our most articulated means of expressing ideas and thoughts. This introduction to language and linguistics as the science of language will mainly look at language from the perspective of “expressing ideas and thoughts”. This approach to the study of language is known as the cognitive perspective. The cognitive perspective also holds that language is part of a cognitive system which comprises perception, emotions, categorization, abstraction processes, and reasoning. All these cognitive abilities interact with language and are influenced by language. Thus the study of language, in a sense, becomes the study of the way we express and exchange ideas and thoughts.