CogLin is a free encyclopedia of Cognitive Linguistics and related disciplines. We aim at becoming a conprehensive source of information that will be beneficiary for cognitive linguists, other linguists, students and whomever else might be interested in Cognitive Linguistics.
But is also more than that.
CogLing is a collaborative effortEdit
CogLing is the result of collaboration between all of its users. It is not made by a specific group of editors or even by the administrators. It is made by its users, and credit is not given to any one individual, but to everybody who contributes to CogLing. All constructive efforts are appreciated equally.
CogLing is by anybody who wants to contributeEdit
Anyone can edit CogLing - experts and laypeople alike - and it is not such that experts have more rights or previleges than laypeople. Anyone can create new articles or edit existing ones. All contributions are apreciated regardless of the academic background of the contributor. Our users are both contributors and editors, and the content of CogLing is owned collectively by our users and not by any one individual. Note that submissions to CogLing are under the GFDL.
CogLing is for anybody who is interestedEdit
CogLing, which is a public a public resource, is aimed at anybody who wants to know more about Cognitive Linguistics and related disciplines. CogLing is thus not directed at any specific group of people. That is why we strive for neutral articles written such that anyone can benefit from them.
CogLing is primarily about Cognitive Linguistics and related disciplines. By related disciplines we understand other disciplines (and people and publications associated with them) that either overlap with Cognitive Linguistics in certain areas or disciplines that have somehow influenced Cognitive Linguistics positively or negatively. This means that articles relating to topics that are not per se part of the Cognitive Linguistics framework are welcome. However, only those aspects that are relevant to Cognitive Linguistics should be described in detail. Aspects that are only marginally relevant (such as the general characteristics of the discipline, topic, or framework in question) should not be described in-depth while irrelevant aspects should be left out completely.