Within the framework of the Academic Mobility Week, classes on the Additional Professional Training program “Basic provisions of cognitive linguistics in the context of traditional linguistics” took place at the International Institute of Interdisciplinary Education and Ibero-American Studies of SFedU.
Mikhail Viktorovich Zelikov, a Soviet and Russian linguist-Spaniard, Doctor of Philology, professor of the UNESCO Department of the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, gave a course of lectures on cognitive linguistics.
During the classes, we learned a lot about the history of the philosophy of language and the Greek basis of modern cognitive linguistics, about various linguistic schools, the cognitive theory of mental spaces, about the features of cognitive semantics, and got acquainted in more detail with such terms as “concept”, “prototype”, “discourse”, “dislocation-compression metonymy” and others.
In his lectures, M. V. Zelikov touched upon the concept of “categories”, which was first identified by Aristotle in his writings, and stressed that according to modern research these categories coincide with grammatical categories and have a direct connection with cognitive science. The professor noted that “categories” interpret the existence of concepts, which does not always lie on the surface. Thus, knowing what is behind a particular category, you can, for example, master a foreign language and learn high-quality translation.
The advanced training course is attended by teachers and undergraduates of the first and second year educational programs of the International Institute of Interdisciplinary Education and Ibero-American Studies. The course is conducted in a mixed format: the full-time part of the program ended during the Academic Mobility Week, the second part of the course will be implemented in an online format on the MS Teams platform.