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Basics of Cognitive Linguistics

The discipline is read for second-year students of a master course (3 semester). The total working intensiveness amounts to 72 academic hours including class work (lectures and seminars) - 26 hours, self-instruction work – 46 hours. ECTS equals 2. Upon mastering the given discipline students are to take a differentiated pass-examination (credit with a mark).

The main goal of the discipline is to provide students with the skills necessary to solve some language problems in various fields of applied linguistics. Apart from practical skills students acquire profound knowledge in carrying out linguistic analysis of language units based on methods of cognitive linguistics.

While mastering the academic discipline Basics of Cognitive Linguistics students get to know the basic principles and methods of cognitive linguistics.

The course “Basics of Cognitive Linguistics” implies studying types, methods and techniques of language system analysis. Students are taught to make practical use of applied linguistics in order to achieve successful results in the field of modern foreign languages.

The most important issues students are to cover while studying the given discipline are: Lexicon, Semantics, Semantic Process, Semantic Pattern, Cognitive Prototype Theory, Polysemy, Frame, Cognitive Model.

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