Publications & Resources

Several resources exist for cognitively oriented work. Below you find a short overview of some main publication platforms (journals, book series, etc.) as well as some basic reference works. (List slightly adapted December 2014 by M. Lemmens; to be further updated).

Special resources for members

TROLLing (Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics)

The Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics (a project launched by Laura Janda, University of Tromsø, Norway) is designed as an archive of linguistic data and statistical code. The archive is open access, which means that all information is available to everyone.


Cognitive Linguistics (De Gruyter Mouton, 1990-), the journal of the ICLA; subscription comes at competitive price for members (see ICLA Membership page).

Book series

Cognitive Linguistics Readers

  • Geeraerts, Dirk. 2006. Cognitive Linguistics: Basic Readings. Berlin: Mouton
  • Vyvyan Evans, Ben Bergen, and Jørg Zinken. 2007. The Cognitive Linguistics Reader. London: Equinox
  • Littlemore, Jeanette and John R. Taylor (Editors), 2014. The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics. London: Bloomsbury.

Cognitive Linguistics Textbooks

  • Croft, William and D. Alan Cruse. 2004. Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge University Press.
  • Evans, Vyvyan, and Melanie Green. 2006. Cognitive Linguistics: An Introduction, Edinburgh University Press.
  • Kövecses, Zoltán. 2010. Metaphor: A Practical Introduction, Oxford University Press.
  • Kövecses, Zoltán. 2006. Language, Mind, and Culture: A Practical Introduction, Oxford University Press.
  • Langacker, Ronald. 2008. Cognitive Grammar. A Basic Introduction. Oxford University Press.
  • Lee, David. 2002. Cognitive Linguistics: An Introduction Oxford University Press.
  • Taylor, John. 2002. Cognitive Grammar.Oxford University Press.)
  • Ungerer, Friedrich and Hans-Joerg Schmid, 2006. An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics. London: Pearson Longman
  • Dancygier, Barbara and Eve Sweetser, 2014. Figurative Language, CambridgeUniv Press).
  • Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Iraide and Javier Valenzuela (2012) Linguística Cognitiva. Barcelona: Anthropos

Cognitive Linguistics reference works


Volumes explicitly about usage-based linguistics

  • Barlow, Michael, and Suzanne Kemmer, eds. 2000. Usage-Based Models of Language. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
  • Bybee, Joan. 2001. Phonology and Language Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 94).
  • Bybee, Joan, and Paul Hopper, eds. 2001. Frequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (Typological Studies in Language 45.)
  • Mukherjee, Joybrato. 2005. English Ditransitive Verbs: Aspects of Theory, Description and a Usage-Based Model. (Language and Computers 53.) Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi.
  • Tomasello, Michael. 2003. Constructing a Language: A Usage-Based Theory of Language Acquisition. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Resource websites relevant to Cognitive Linguistics

Links to related theories

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