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date: 18 June 2019

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Cognitive Grammar (CG) is a particular version of cognitive linguistic theory within the broader movement of functional linguistics. It is a usage-based approach grounded in both cognition and social interaction. An independently justified conceptual semantics makes possible an account of grammar as consisting solely in assemblies of symbolic structures (form–meaning pairings).

Keywords: cognitive grammar, cognitive linguistics, conceptual semantics, construction, conventional linguistic unit, embodiment, grammatical category, intersubjectivity, symbolic structure, usage-based model

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