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    How Linguistic Meaning Harmonizes with Information Through Meaning Conservation.Unknown / Not Yet Matched - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    This paper aims to characterize the relationship between information as defined in the information-theoretic approach and linguistic meaning by way of formulation of computations over the lexicon of a natural language. Information in its information theoretic sense is supposed not to be equivalent to linguistic meaning, whereas linguistic meaning has an intrinsic connection to information as far as the form and structure of the lexicon of a language is concerned. We argue that these two apparently conflicting aspects of the relationship (...)
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    Meaning Construction in Interactive Academic Talk.Unknown / Not Yet Matched - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    Mental spaces are conceptual structures for meaning representation and interpretation in discourse. They are pervasive in everyday language as an important aspect of ongoing language processing and meaning construction. The application of Mental Space Theory to the analysis of real, attested examples of discourse has been undertaken through productive exchanges. The integration links external, observable language behaviors to internal, conceptual mental operations, revealing that the cognitive dimensions of discursive approaches are essential to the analysis of talk-in-interaction. This study focuses on (...)
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    Now, Never, or Coming Soon?Unknown / Not Yet Matched - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    The general principles of perceptuo-motor processing and memory give rise to the Now-or-Never bottleneck constraint imposed on the organization of the language processing system. In particular, the Now-or-Never bottleneck demands an appropriate structure of linguistic input and rapid incorporation of both linguistic and multisensory contextual information in a progressive, integrative manner. I argue that the emerging predictive processing framework is well suited for the task of providing a comprehensive account of language processing under the Now-or-Never constraint. Moreover, this framework presents (...)
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    Metonymic Construal and Vehicle Selection.Unknown / Not Yet Matched - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    The article investigates the process of the selection of vehicle concepts in Polish Sign Language. Why are certain contiguity relations chosen out of many potentially available candidates as the basis for metonymies and why do some other contiguity relations not make felicitous metonymies? The process is certainly influenced by many factors, but the article focuses on several factors related to the dimensions of construal of metonymic concepts, including the scope of conception and aspects of perspective. Vehicle selection is also constrained (...)
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    Poly-Procedural Meaning and Rhetoric.Unknown / Not Yet Matched - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    The current paper aims to explore the meaning of one of the most elusive discourse markers in Modern Greek rhetorical discourse: afu. To address the challenge of a thorough and parsimonious account, the relevance-theoretic model of meaning analysis is deployed. The analysis undertaken ultimately reveals that the marker at hand encodes procedural meaning in standard relevance-theoretic terms. However, unlike traditional relevance-theoretic approaches linking a marker to a single procedural function, the current one proposes that afu encodes a poly-procedural constraint on (...)
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    The Liar Paradox in the Predictive Mind.Unknown / Not Yet Matched - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    Most discussions frame the Liar Paradox as a formal logical-linguistic puzzle. Attempts to resolve the paradox have focused very little so far on aspects of cognitive psychology and processing, because semantic and cognitive-psychological issues are generally assumed to be disjunct. I provide a motivation and carry out a cognitive-computational treatment of the liar paradox based on a cognitive-computational model of language and conceptual knowledge within the Predictive Processing framework. I suggest that the paradox arises as a failure of synchronization between (...)
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    The Intercorporeality of Closing a Curtain.Unknown / Not Yet Matched & Johanne S. Philipsen - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    Jointly coordinated affective activities are fundamental for social relationships. This study investigates a naturally occurring interaction between two women who produced reciprocal emotional stances towards similar past experiences. Adopting a microanalytic approach, we describe how the participants re-enact their past experiences through different but aligning synchronized gestures. This embodied dialogue evolves into affective flooding, in which participants co-produce their body memories of pulling down window blinds to block out sunshine. We show how the participants live this moment intercorporeally and how (...)
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    Pragmatic Awareness and Second Language Learning Motivation.Unknown / Not Yet Matched & Wei Ren - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    Motivation has an effect on the rate and success of second language learning. However, little is known about its role in students’ levels of L2 pragmatic awareness. This study investigated whether and to what extent students’ L2 motivation influences their pragmatic awareness. A total of 498 Chinese university students completed a two-part web-based survey, of whom 12 were subsequently interviewed. The quantitative results show that pragmatic awareness correlates positively with attitudes towards the L2 community and the intended learning efforts. Moreover, (...)
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    On Perception as the Basis for Object Concepts.Unknown / Not Yet Matched & Cintia Rodríguez - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    Within cognitive and developmental psychology, it is commonly argued that perception is the basis for object concepts. According to this view, sensory experiences would translate into concepts thanks to the recognition, correlation and integration of physical attributes. Once attributes are integrated into general patterns, subjects would become able to parse objects into categories. In this article, we critically review the three epistemological perspectives according to which it can be claimed that object concepts depend on perception: state non-conceptualism, content non-conceptualism, and (...)
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    Ira Noveck: Experimental Pragmatics. The Making of a Cognitive Science.Csaba Pléh - 2020 - Pragmatics and Cognition 26 (2-3).
    The review of Noveck’s Experimental Pragmatics shows that the book is a much-needed synthesis. It provides a mostly ToM- and Grice-based interpretation of experimental results in scalar inference, deixis, and logical errors. The main missing points are related to an almost exclusively descriptive view of language, and the under-elaboration of the issue of the background of knowledge processes. Rather than as a whole, the book shall be a central starting point for further broader approaches to the emerging field of experimental (...)
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