Cognitive Linguistics Reading Group

The Cognitive Linguistics Reading Group focuses on topics within cognitive linguistics or semantics. Anyone interested in these topics is welcome to join - the group's current membership is made up of staff, researchers, postgraduates and advanced Honours students from a range of disciplines.
It's a relaxed, informal group which tends to meet monthly during term (usually at 4pm on Thursdays), and a little less regularly over the long vacation. The articles and subjects we’ve covered recently include terms for body parts, metaphors for learning, the conceptual structure of happiness, iconicity, uses of the Historical Thesaurus of English, political thought in the past, the concept of time as a river, cognitive grammar, and the differing saliency of English words for beer.

If you are interested, please email   ( to be added to the group's mailing list.