English, Metaphor and Metonymy: A Cognitive Semantics Perspective
About the course
The course addresses two key processes and concepts in cognitive semantics: metaphor and metonymy. The nature and the theoretical understanding of these processes are studied in detail and the notion of embodiment is given special attention. On the basis of this theoretical foundation, a series of semantic and other linguistic phenomena are carefully analyzed. The kind of linguistic phenomena addressed include embodiment, lexical meaning, semantic change and discourse.