“Armenian” and “Turk” as Cognitive Concepts

  • S. K. Gasparyan
Keywords: the Armenian Genocide, cognitive linguistics, denialists’ interpretations, human consciousness, knowledge forming mechanism, planned action, the theory of frame


The focus of the present article is the fabricated nature of some denialists’ interpretations of the Armenian Genocide brought out by the theory of frame – a reliable instrument widely applicable in cognitive linguistics. Referring to the information accumulated and stored in the memory of humanity and actually reflected in different dictionaries, literary works, official correspondence and documents, the author draws the readers’ attention to the background significance of the concepts Armenian and Turk in the cognizance and evaluation of the genocidal events in Western Armenia at the beginning of the 20th century.


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How to Cite
Gasparyan, S. K. (2018). “Armenian” and “Turk” as Cognitive Concepts. Cognition, Communication, Discourse, (9), 33-46. https://doi.org/10.26565/2218-2926-2014-09-02