Corpora and Cultural Cognition: How corpus-linguistic methodology can contribute to Cultural Linguistics
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Cultural cognition is, to a great extent, transmitted through language and, consequently, reflected and replicated in language use. Cultural cognition may be instantiated in various patterns of language use, such as the discursive behavior of constructions. Very often, such instantiations can be difficult to capture and document using experimental techniques as well as questionnaires, interviews, discourse tasks, and introspection, because they emerge in 'everyday' language use. One methodological framework, however, that can be used here is corpus linguistics. This chapter discusses how Cultural Linguistics can benefit from adopting corpus-linguistic methodology into its methodological inventory. The chapter consists of three parts, the first of which introduces the fundamental principles of corpus linguistics more broadly. The second part discusses some examples of corpus studies in which culture is addressed. In the third part of the chapter, three case studies are presented – one from Danish and two from English – to illustrate the analysis of cultural conceptualization via corpus-linguistic techniques.
|Advances in Cultural Linguistics
|Udgivet - maj 2017
- Det Humanistiske Fakultet