Towards a Critical Cognitive Linguistics?


  • Peter Stockwell Professor of Literary Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, School of English Studies, Nottingham University, United Kingdom.
  • Elmellakh Mhammed Professor of Arabic linguistics and Discourse Analysis. Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco.



Cognitive Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Conceptual Metaphor, Embodiment, Mind, Body.


This paper asks whether the Cognitive Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis share any common basics and investigate a possible synthesis between them. The Critical Discourse Analysis can make the cognitive framework self-reflexive and more oriented towards the social context, reinforcing a contextualized analysis of meaning. The Cognitive Linguistics models can offer tools to Critical Discourse Analysis for theorizing analytical concepts like metaphorical representations and context. Furthermore, a synthesis will be a possible option if the two disciplines share a common domain. The accommodation must be made at the level of theoretical inconsistencies.



How to Cite

Stockwell, P., & Mhammed, E. (2019). Towards a Critical Cognitive Linguistics?. LANGUAGE ART, 4(2), 83–104.

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