Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who believes or works in cognitive grammar.
- ‘Along with the digital age, his theory of computation helped inspire the cognitivist revolution, making him, by some lights the first cognitivist.’
- ‘If the brain is at the root of all language, then the further claim of cognitivists makes sense: that the everyday and the special are cognitively the same.’
Relating to cognitive grammar.
- ‘The cognitivist view has become familiar enough: figures of speech are really conceptual structures, crucial both to cognition and culture.’
- ‘In the symbolic or cognitivist paradigm, which was dominant in the '70s and '80s, the mind is seen as a symbol-based rule-system.’
1950s (in the sense ‘believing that moral judgements are true or false statements about moral facts’): from cognitive + -ist.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.