Fundamental cognitive-semantic theories in linguistics



Palabras clave:

linguistic theory, cognitive semantics, cognitive linguistics, concepts, categorization, frames, semantic fields, prototypes, metaphor.


The article studies fundamental cognitive-semantic theories (Langacker, Lakoff, Fillmore, Croft) used in linguistics. The paper shows the use of ideas that can change the educational system with the aim of improving the teaching of linguistic disciplines in higher education. The relevance of the study is to improve the education quality for linguistics specialists and the possibility of implementing the study results to improve the teaching methodology. Particular focus is on the theories, tools, and methods of teaching foreign languages, which are essential components of quality learning and the formation of knowledge and skills among students of linguistic specialties. The study aims to systematize the theoretical foundations and directions of the cognitive-semantic theory in linguistics to determine the relevance of teaching this theory to the educational process. In the course of the study, general scientific methods of knowledge are applied, in particular analysis and synthesis of theoretical and practical information, as well as methods of questioning and statistical methods of analysis. The hypothesis of the study: the system of basic theoretical innovations used in the complex of cognitive-semantic theories is effective in the field of humanities research. It is an effective tool in the learning process in process of learning foreign languages. The result of the study is to determine the need to study theories of linguistics, which represent effective directions in the postmodern mainstream. The article shows the place of cognitive-semantic theories in the modern practice of teaching foreign languages. The study’s practical significance lies in the possibility of applying the results in constructing foreign language learning methodologies in higher education institutions.

Biografía del autor/a

Nataliia Mushyrovska, Rivne State University оf Humanities, Rivne, Ukraine.

Candidate of Physiological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Stylistics and Culture of the Ukrainian Language, Faculty of Philology, Rivne State University оf Humanities, Rivne, Ukraine.

Inna Kholod , Vinnytsia National Agrarian University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

Doctor of Philosophy in Philology, Senior Lecturer, Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages, Faculty of Manegement and Law, Vinnytsia National Agrarian University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

Oksana Neher, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Ukrainian Language, Faculty of Philology, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Iryna Zozulia, Vinnytsia National Technical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

Candidate of Pedagogical Science, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistic, Faculty of Information Electronic Systems, Vinnytsia National Technical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

Iryna Pavliuk, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate professor, Department of English Philology, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.


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Mushyrovska, N. ., Kholod , I. ., Neher, O. ., Zozulia, I. ., & Pavliuk, I. . (2022). Fundamental cognitive-semantic theories in linguistics. Revista Eduweb, 16(3), 261–273.