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date: 26 June 2019

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The central goal of Cognitive Grammar (CG) is to describe the structure of particular languages and develop a general framework allowing the optical description of any language. CG is a particular cognitive linguistic theory. Even within cognitive linguistics, it stands out as radical due to certain basic claims, notably that grammar is wholly symbolic and that basic grammatical notions (such as noun, verb, and subject) have unified conceptual characterizations. Nevertheless, it is largely compatible with a wide spectrum of cognitive and functional approaches, being general and flexible enough to incorporate their findings and insights.

Keywords: linguistics, cognitive linguistic theory, language

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