Definition of cognitive grammar in English:

cognitive grammar

Pronunciation /ˈkäɡnədiv ˈɡramər/ /ˈkɑɡnədɪv ˈɡræmər/


  • A theory of language that seeks to characterize knowledge of grammar in terms of symbolic conceptual and semantic categories and general cognitive processes.

    ‘This is a seminal work, already a classic, establishing and demonstrating the principles of cognitive grammar.’
    • ‘I feel that the principle of relevance has added value compared to the purely cognitive grammar model in the area of pragmatics.’