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Cognitive Linguistics and Greek
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This article introduces the basics of Cognitive Linguistics, a family of comparable approaches to language based on the assumption that linguistic structures are not autonomous and depend on general cognitive abilities. The major foci of interest of Cognitive Linguistics are briefly summarized and the few cognitive linguistic studies of Ancient Greek are presented.

1. Cognitive Linguistics

The term ‘Cognitive Linguistics’ (CL) designates a “cluster o…

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Andrea Sansò, “Cognitive Linguistics and Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000062>
First published online: 2013

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