主讲人：Prof. Christopher Hart
讲座主题：Cognitive Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis: Conceptualising Motion in Immigration Discourse
In this talk I critically examine representations of immigration taking frameworks in Cognitive Linguistics as my analytical apparatus. I start from Talmy’s notion of a motion event and delineate some of the parameters along which conceptualisations of motion may vary in immigration discourse as a function of ideological perspective. I then show how these dimensions of construal may simultaneously be instantiated by co-text images in multimodal news texts. Finally, I report a recent experiment investing the ideological effects on audiences of a single construal operation – metaphor – with a focus on metaphors construing immigrants as animals versus armies.
会议主题：Prof. Christopher Hart's Talk
会议时间：2021/03/31 15:30-16:30 (GMT+08:00) 中国标准时间 - 北京
会议 ID：121 717 849
A Brief Introduction of Christopher Hart’s Research Interest
My research draws on insights and methods from cognitive science and critical discourse analysis to investigate the links between language, cognition and social/political action. It falls into three principal programs.
In the first, I advocate a Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Critical Discourse Studies (CL-CDS). This approach involves a semantic analysis of particular linguistic (lexical, grammatical, pragmatic) features found in political and media discourse. More narrowly, it investigates the conceptual structures that are associated with different language usages and the ideological or (de)legitimating functions that such structures may serve in specific discursive contexts.
In the second, I am concerned with the connection between Argumentation and Adapted Cognition (AAC). This approach seeks to explain rhetorical effectiveness by investigating the mapping between particular argumentation strategies found in political and media discourse and evolved heuristics and biases in social cognition.
In the third, I use experimental methods to test hypotheses concerning textual influence which emerge from analyses in CL-CDS and the AAC model.
I have used these frameworks primarily to investigate discourses of migration and political protests.