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  1. Towards a Cognitive Pragmatics of Collective Remembering.Lucas Bietti - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):32-61.
    This article aims to provide a cognitive and discourse based theory to collective memory research. Despite the fact that a large proportion of studies in collective memory research in social, cognitive, and discourse psychology are based on investigations of cognitive and discourse processes, neither linguistics nor cognitive and social psychologists have proposed an integrative, interdisciplinary and discursive-based theory to memory research. I argue that processes of remembering are always embodied and action oriented reconstructions of the past, which are highly dynamic (...)
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  2. Evaluative Meaning: German Idiomatic Patterns, Context, and the Category of Cause.Rita Finkbeiner - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):107-134.
    Linguistic evaluation has become an important area of inquiry in recent years. In the traditions of, e.g., lexical semantics, phraseology, corpus linguistics, and interactional linguistics, a large inventory of linguistic means have been identified by which speakers can express evaluative meanings. However, the class of German sentential idioms, e.g., Das kannst du dir in die Haare schmieren, has not gained much attention. This paper explores how the evaluative meaning of German sentential idioms is constructed syntactically, semantically, and pragmatically. In particular, (...)
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  3. Marta Spranzi, The Art of Dialectic Between Dialogue and Rhetoric: The Aristotelian Tradition.Vivianne de Castilho Moreira - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):217-221.
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  4. Participation Configuration in a Nigerian University Campus.Akin Odebunmi - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):186-215.
    Studies on participation and spatial orientations of college students have examined aspects of university life, as projected through language, from a reportorial or narrative perspective, but hardly any one of these studies has been devoted exclusively to how students' participation structure, together with the activities participants orient to at the participation space, evokes shared socio-academic backgrounds and cultural constraints, a major way to gain access into the students' cognitive and pragmatic tendencies. This research, thus, addresses itself to Nigerian college students' (...)
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  5. The Cognitive Representation of Nature in Language: A Taxonomy.Jesús Romero-Trillo & Tíscar Espigares - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):168-185.
    The present article proposes a taxonomy of features to describe the grammar of natural landscapes with the parameters that can account for the preferences of speakers in the description of nature. The taxonomy is the theoretical foundation designed for the Corpus of Language and Nature,1 compiled worldwide, whose aim is to describe the cognitive and emotional preferences in the observation of nature by speakers of different languages. For this purpose, we have delineated the basic visual features deemed essential to read (...)
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  6. Linguistic Synaesthesia, Perceptual Synaesthesia, and the Interaction Between Multiple Sensory Modalities.Irene Ronga, Carla Bazzanella, Ferdinando Rossi & Giandomenico Iannetti - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):135-167.
    Recent studies on cortical processing of sensory information highlight the importance of multisensory integration, and define precise rules governing reciprocal influences between inputs of different sensory modalities. We propose that psychophysical interactions between different types of sensory stimuli and linguistic synaesthesia share common origins and mechanisms. To test this hypothesis, we compare neurophysiological findings with corpus-based analyses relating to linguistic synaesthesia. Namely, we present Williams' hypothesis and its recent developments about the hierarchy of synaesthetic pairings, and examine critical aspects of (...)
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  7. On Local Bars and Imported Beer.Richard Vallée - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):62-87.
    “Imported“ is a member of a large family of adjectives, including “enemy“, “domestic“, “local“, “exported“, “foreign“. Call these terms contextuals. Contextuals are prima facie context-sensitive expressions in that the same contextual sentence can have different truth-values, and hence different truth-conditions, from utterance to utterance. I use Perry's multipropositionalist framework to get a new angle on contextuals. I explore the idea that the lexical linguistic meaning of contextual adjectives introduces two conditions to the cognitive significance of an utterance. These conditions contain (...)
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  8. The Carneades Model of Argument Invention.Douglas Walton & Thomas Gordon - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):1-31.
    Argument invention is a method that can be used to help an arguer find arguments that could be used to prove a claim he needs to defend. The aim of this paper is to show how argumentation systems recently developed in artificial intelligence can be applied to the task of argument invention. One such system called Carneades is featured. Carneades can be used to analyze arguments, evaluate arguments, to make an argument diagram, and to construct arguments from a database. Using (...)
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