In April, 2013 the All-Russian public organization “Russian Association of Linguists-cognitologists” (RALK) issued the second edition of “Encyclopedia of Cognitive Linguistics: Schools of Thought and Directions 2013” in which the school of cognitive neology headed by professor V.I.Zabotkina was presented.
The present edition contains information about leading schools of thought and researchers in the field of cognitive linguistics. Biographic data of scholars, results of their research are published in the encyclopedia. The encyclopedia informs the scholarly community about recently developed directions in the field of cognitive science in various regions of Russia and the neighboring countries.
Within the school of cognitive neology under professor Zabotkina’s supervision 19 candidate of phililogical sciences dissertations had been completed at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and successfully defended at Moscow State University and Moscow State Linguistic University. She also tutored 28 master’s degree dissertations on cognitive linguistics at Varminsko-Mazursky University (Olsztyn, Poland).
The main cognitive mechanisms underlying formation of new words, which were under study during the previous 40 years, have been investigated. This resulted in further development of them and new directions of their application:
– conceptual projection mechanism, defining conceptual development of new words in modern English (conceptual metaphor, metonymy, metaphtonymy);
– cognitive mechanisms of inheritance of information and inference as factors influencing development of new meanings of a polysemantic word;
– changes in basic concepts of modern English-speaking community;
– cognitive models of various types of discourses, in which new lexicon of English functions (political discourse, Internet discourse, etc.).
V.I.Zabotkina was awarded the Diploma for the development of ideas of cognitive linguistics in Russia and active participation in RALK activity.