Lecture 1 - Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics
Ten Lectures on Cognitive Linguistics presents ten lectures, in both audio and transcribed text, given by George Lakoff in Beijing in April 2004. Lakoff gives an account of the background of cognitive linguistics and basic mechanisms of thought, grammar, neural theory of language, metaphor, implications for philosophy, and political linguistics. He does so in a manner that is accessible for anyone, including undergraduate level students and a general audience. With over 50 years experience as a leading linguist, and being one of the founding fathers of the field, George Lakoff is one of the best possible experts to introduce Cognitive Linguistics to anyone.