Definition of cognitivist in English:

cognitivist

Line breaks: cog¦ni¦tiv|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒɡnɪtɪvɪst
 
/

noun

A person who believes or works in cognitive grammar.
More example sentences
  • If the brain is at the root of all language, then the further claim of cognitivists makes sense: that the everyday and the special are cognitively the same.
  • Along with the digital age, his theory of computation helped inspire the cognitivist revolution, making him, by some lights the first cognitivist.

adjective

Back to top  
Relating to cognitive grammar.
More example sentences
  • In the symbolic or cognitivist paradigm, which was dominant in the '70s and '80s, the mind is seen as a symbol-based rule-system.
  • The cognitivist view has become familiar enough: figures of speech are really conceptual structures, crucial both to cognition and culture.

Origin

1950s (in the sense 'believing that moral judgements are true or false statements about moral facts'): from cognitive + -ist.

Derivatives

cognitivism

noun

Definition of cognitivist in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day dinkum
Pronunciation: ˈdɪŋkəm
adjective
(of an article or person) genuine, honest, true