Cognitive Linguistics and Religious Language: An Introduction

Peter Richardson, Stephen Pihlaja, Charles Mueller

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages172
ISBN (Electronic)9781000347906
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2021


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