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Dirk Geeraerts

University of Leuven, BE
[lexical semantics; language variation]
I believe that cognitive linguistics can profit from a close encounter with phenomenology on two levels: a) because cognitive linguistic is interested in linguistic conceptualization and categorization through and in language, but crucially these cognitive phenomena are seen as grounded in experience – and there is a clear affinity with EPh studies here ; b) because it can contribute to the more philosophical debate on the tension between largely universal bodily experience and highly variable socio-cultural experience, which is another crucial point for cognitive linguistics and which is also reflected in different strands of phenomenological philosophy.