Publication details [#2119]

Barcelona, Antonio. 1997. Cognitive linguistics: A usable approach. Special issue of Irony 6 (2) : 7–32 26 pp. URL


This introduction first justifies the utility of this special issue for English studies and offers a brief overview of the state of the art in cognitive linguistics. It then comments briefly on each of the articles in this collection, discussing their contribution to each of the major trends in the field, and to English studies in general.. The conclusion highlights the usefulness of this approach for a variety of concerns. (Antonio Barcelona)