Cognitive Linguistics and Religious Language: An Introduction (Hardcover)

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Cognitive Linguistics and Religious Language: An Introduction (Hardcover)


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This book comprehensively introduces Cognitive Linguistics and applies its tools to religious language. Drawing on authentic samples from a range of faiths, text types, and modes of interactive discourse, the authors accessibly define concepts like embodied cognition, agency, metaphor analysis, and Dynamic Systems Theory; illustrate how they can be used in analyzing religious language; and offer thorough pedagogical material to aid learning and application. Advanced students and scholars of linguistics, discourse analysis, cognitive science, and religious and biblical studies will benefit from this practical guide to understanding and conducting research on religious discourse.

Peter Richardson is Professor of Linguistics at Hokkaido Bunkyo University, Japan. His research focuses on Cognitive Linguistics, theology, and religious language.Charles M. Mueller is Professor of English Language and Culture at Fuji Women's University, Hokkaido, Japan. His research focuses on applied linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, metaphor, and religious language.Stephen Pihlaja is Reader in Stylistics at Newman University, Birmingham, UK. His research focuses on discourse analysis and inter-religious interaction.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367484620
ISBN-10: 0367484625
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 29th, 2021
Pages: 164
Language: English