Academic Catalog

COGS525 COGNITIVE SEMANTICS

Course Code: 9020525
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Cognitive Sciences
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Academic Staff Dr. CEYHAN TEMRC
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course covers main issues in semantic analysis and model building in the cognitive linguistics tradition. It focuses on tropics which are in close relation to cognitive science: prototype theory of categorization, cross-domain mappings (metaphor, metonymy, analogy), embodied cognition, conceptualization and construal, perception-based focal adjustments, frames,image schemas, force dynamics, mental spaces, and conceptual integration.