At the end of the module, students will have acquired knowledge related to the field of Cognitive Linguistics
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
- Knowing the basic theoretical assumptions of Cognitive Linguistics
- Knowing the relationship of Cognitive Linguistics with othe paradigms of Linguistics (such as generativism, structuralism, linguistic typology, etc.)
- Understanding the principles of Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Cognitive Grammar, the two areas of Cognitive Linguistics discussed in this module.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
- Identifying key concepts of the Cognitive Linguistics paradigm and mastering theoretical texts presented in the module or selected by students themselves.
- Applying the principles and models of Cognitive Linguistics to the analysis of usage-based language and grammar, especially as concerns English.
- Applying the principles and models of Cognitive Linguistics (and Grammar) to the Teaching of EFL (English as a Foreign Language).
- Forming an autonomous judgements about the Cognitive Linguistics paradigm and its validity in the analysis of languages.
- Discussing with peers the pertinenece of the models of Cognitive Linguistics in the analysis of language and grammar.
- Discussing with peers the advantages and disadvantages of the application of the Cognitive Lingusitcs paradigm to the teaching of language and grammar.
- Presenting one's personal opinions and ideas clearly and effectively.
- Supporting one's opinion on the basis of the assumptions of General and Cognitive Linguistics.
- Presenting topics of English grammar comprehensibly to peers and also to non-specialists.
- Analysing linguistic data, especially as concerns English.
- Developing reflection skills in the field of Linguistics.
- Developing learning skills to carry out advanced studies (third cycle).