Embodied Cognition & Language (It begins with basic cognitive…
Embodied Cognition & Language
You cannot give an adequate account of conceptual metaphor and other imaginative structures of understanding without recognizing some form of embodied realism.
You cannot simply peel oﬀ a theory of conceptual metaphor from its grounding in embodied meaning and thought.
For an adequate understanding of human cognition and language, it is necessary
The mind arises from
the nature of our brains bodies
Lakoff presents in general form
a theory of the neural circuitry needed to characterize these phenomena in detail
Using empirical examples from basic experiments,
It begins with basic cognitive linguistics
cognition is based on
Other domains are mapped onto our embodied knowledge
using a combination of topographic maps containing
Knowledge that comes from the body