Honorary editors: René Dirven, Ronald W. Langacker
COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS RESEARCH offers a forum for the presentation of research within the perspective of cognitive linguistics. This rubric subsumes a variety of concerns and broadly compatible theoretical approaches that have a common basic outlook: that language is an integral facet of cognition which reflects the interaction of social, cultural, psychological, communicative and functional considerations, and which can only be understood in the context of a realistic view of acquisition, cognitive development and mental processing.
Cognitive linguistics thus eschews the imposition of artificial boundaries, both internal and external. Internally, it seeks a unified account of language structure that avoids such problematic dichotomies as lexicon versus grammar, morphology versus syntax, etc. Externally, it seeks to explicate language structure in terms of other facets of cognition on which it draws, as well as the communicative function it serves. Linguistic analysis can therefore profit from the insights of neighboring and overlapping disciplines such as sociology, cultural anthropology, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology and cognitive science.