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From Molecule To Metaphor

Author : Jerome Feldman
ISBN : 9780262296885
Genre : Psychology
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In From Molecule to Metaphor, Jerome Feldman proposes a theory of language and thought that treats language not as an abstract symbol system but as a human biological ability that can be studied as a function of the brain, as vision and motor control are studied. This theory, he writes, is a "bridging theory" that works from extensive knowledge at two ends of a causal chain to explicate the links between. Although the cognitive sciences are revealing much about how our brains produce language and thought, we do not yet know exactly how words are understood or have any methodology for finding out. Feldman develops his theory in computer simulations -- formal models that suggest ways that language and thought may be realized in the brain. Combining key findings and theories from biology, computer science, linguistics, and psychology, Feldman synthesizes a theory by exhibiting programs that demonstrate the required behavior while remaining consistent with the findings from all disciplines.After presenting the essential results on language, learning, neural computation, the biology of neurons and neural circuits, and the mind/brain, Feldman introduces specific demonstrations and formal models of such topics as how children learn their first words, words for abstract and metaphorical concepts, understanding stories, and grammar (including "hot-button" issues surrounding the innateness of human grammar). With this accessible, comprehensive book Feldman offers readers who want to understand how our brains create thought and language a theory of language that is intuitively plausible and also consistent with existing scientific data at all levels.
Category: Psychology

Ph Nomen Und Begriff Der Metapher

Author : Luzia Goldmann
ISBN : 9783110583014
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Die Studie verfolgt eine doppelte Zielsetzung: Sie erschließt das historische Feld der Metapherntheoriebildung durch die Etablierung eines neuen, an Diskurssträngen orientierten Ordnungsmusters. Im Zuge dessen analysiert sie detailliert 24 wegweisende Theorien. Gleichzeitig greift sie das gegenwärtig besonders produktive Theoriefeld der kognitiven Metapherntheorie als eigenständigen Diskursstrang auf und stellt die Verbindung zu historischen Diskursen her. Alle Theorien werden in Beziehung zueinander gesetzt und hinsichtlich ihrer Fruchtbarkeit für die Literaturwissenschaft diskutiert. Aus dieser Perspektive wird die Metapher als komplexes Phänomen erkennbar, dessen vielfältige Facetten von einzelnen Ansätzen in je unterschiedlicher Weise erfasst werden.
Category: Literary Criticism

Embodied Mind Meaning And Reason

Author : Mark Johnson
ISBN : 9780226500256
Genre : Philosophy
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Introduction: bringing the body to mind -- Cognitive science and Dewey's theory of mind, thought, and language -- Cowboy bill rides herd on the range of consciousness -- We are live creatures: embodiment, American pragmatism, and the cognitive organism / Mark Johnson and Tim Rohrer -- The meaning of the body -- The philosophical significance of image schemas -- Action, embodied meaning, and thought -- Knowing through the body -- Embodied realism and truth incarnate -- Why the body matters
Category: Philosophy

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ISBN : 9783110941494
Genre : Reference
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Psyche

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ISBN : 3608973184
Genre : Psychoanalysis
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Category: Psychoanalysis

A Glossary Of Cognitive Linguistics

Author : Vyvyan Evans
ISBN : UOM:39015079267269
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Cognitive linguistics is one of the most rapidly expanding schools in linguistics. A mature intellectual movement with a large international community of active scholars, cognitive linguistics is a fast growing approach to language and mind within cognitive science with an impressive and complex technical vocabulary. This alphabetic guide gives an up-to-date introduction to the key terms in cognitive linguistics, covering all the major theories, approaches, ideas, and many relevant theoretical constructs. A Glossary of Cognitive Linguistics also features a brief introduction to cognitive linguistics, a detailed annotated reading list, and a listing of some key researchers in cognitive linguistics. Key Features: -A handy and easy to understand pocket guide for anyone embarking on courses in cognitive linguistics or language and the mind -Numerous cross-references to related terms -Coverage of newer areas such as Radical Construction Grammar, Embodied Construction Grammar, Primary Metaphor Theory, and Principled Polysemy Linguistics Distribution is limited to Canada and the United States
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Meaning In Mind And Society

Author : Peter Harder
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132513743
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Cognitive Linguistics is becoming increasingly oriented towards the social dimension. This book describes this development and discusses some central issues for the emerging socio-cognitive synthesis. Mapping out the territory from individual embodied meaning to discourse struggles, it suggests principles for an analysis of the relation between conceptual and social processes.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines