Aspects of the meaning of gender: introduction

Alvanoudi, Angeliki (2016) Aspects of the meaning of gender: introduction. International Journal of Language and Culture, 3 (1). pp. 56-67.

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[Extract] There is no straightforward answer to the question of how language relates to culture and cognition. In broad terms, this question has been answered from two different perspectives within linguistics. Formalist approaches, such as generative syntax, consider language as an autonomous, disembodied, and computational code that mirrors cognition, and tend to disregard culture from the study of language. Conversely, non-formalist approaches, such as linguistic anthropology, cognitive linguistics, and cultural linguistics, treat language as an embodied and socially embedded phenomenon that is grounded on social action, and mediates conceptualization. According to this view, language, culture, and cognition interrelate.

Item ID: 47278
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2214-3165
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 03:01
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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