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cognitive grammar

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Definition of cognitive grammar in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A theory of grammar that seeks to characterize, in a psychologically realistic way, those structures and abilities that constitute a speaker’s grasp of linguistic convention, and to relate them to other cognitive processes.
Example sentences
  • This is a seminal work, already a classic, establishing and demonstrating the principles of cognitive grammar.
  • I feel that the principle of relevance has added value compared to the purely cognitive grammar model in the area of pragmatics.

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