A series of 10 lectures on various aspects of Cognitive Linguistics as these relate to matters of language teaching and learning. Topics addressed include the role of categorization, the nature of rules, the encyclopaedic scope of semantics, spatial expressions, metaphor and metonymy, nouns and nominals, tense and aspect, and the theoretical status of the phoneme.
John R Taylor obtained his PhD in 1979, on a topic in acoustic phonetics. He is the author of Possessives in English (1996), Cognitive Grammar (2002), Linguistic Categorization (3rd edition, 2003), and The Mental Corpus (2012), all published with Oxford University Press. He has edited the Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics (2014, with Jeannette Littlemore), and The Oxford Handbook of the Word (2015), and is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal Cognitive Linguistics.
Scholars and students in linguistics and related disciplines, especially those concerned with the relationships among grammar, meaning, and cognition.