Chapter published in:“Self” in Language, Culture, and Cognition
[Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 10] 2019
► pp. 154–164
From perceptual to socio-cultural cognition
The final chapter summarises the integration of cognitive linguistic and sociolinguistic analytical methods as an approach that can pinpoint the conceptual patterns of the self in Chinese. This socio-cognitive discourse approach addresses the conceptualisation of the self and its designated cognitive patterns in Chinese. It is argued that these conceptual patterns form the basis for the manifestation of the self in socio-discursive acts.
Keywords: the self, socio-cultural cognition, positioning, cultural imagination