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applied cognitive linguistics

Date Submitted: 29-Dec-2003
From: Andrea Matos
Subject: applied cognitive linguistics
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Notice: I want to set up a study group for the development of applying cognitive linguistics in education. (ie. teaching english )

I am currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but on-line discussions can be an idea.
E-mail me if interested. A great source of information on the subject is ' Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Pedagogical Grammar: The Case of Over' by Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans.