%A Prof. A.V. Kravchenko %J Cognitive Linguistics Today %T COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS AS A METHODOLOGICAL PARADIGM %X A general direction in which cognitive linguistics is heading at the turn of the century is outlined and a revised understanding of cognitive linguistics as a methodological paradigm is suggest. The goal of cognitive linguistics is defined as understanding what language is and what language does to ensure the predominance of homo sapiens as a biological species. This makes cognitive linguistics a biologically oriented empirical science. %K Cognition, language, computational metaphor, grammar and cognitive processing, semantics, pragmatics %P 41-55 %E Prof. B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk %E Prof. K. Turewicz %D 2002 %I Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang %L cogprints4005