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    Meaning making from life to language: The Semiotic Hierarchy and phenomenology.Jordan Zlatev - 2018 - Cognitive Semiotics 11 (1).
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    The co-evolution of intersubjectivity and bodily mimesis.Jordan Zlatev - 2008 - In J. Zlatev, T. Racine, C. Sinha & E. Itkonen (eds.), The Shared Mind: Perspectives on Intersubjectivity. John Benjamins. pp. 215--244.
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    Cross-modal iconicity: A cognitive semiotic approach to sound symbolism.Felix Ahlner & Jordan Zlatev - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1/4):298-346.
    It is being increasingly recognized that the Saussurean dictum of “the arbitrariness of the linguistic sign” is in conflict with the pervasiveness of the phenomenon commonly known as “sound symbolism”. After first presenting a historical overview of the debate, however, we conclude that both positions have been exaggerated, and that an adequate explanation of sound symbolism is still lacking. How can there, for example, be similarity between expressionsand contents across different sensory modalities? We offer an answer, based on the Peircian (...)
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    The epigenesis of meaning in human beings, and possibly in robots.Jordan Zlatev - 2001 - Minds and Machines 11 (2):155-195.
    This article addresses a classical question: Can a machine use language meaningfully and if so, how can this be achieved? The first part of the paper is mainly philosophical. Since meaning implies intentionality on the part of the language user, artificial systems which obviously lack intentionality will be `meaningless'. There is, however, no good reason to assume that intentionality is an exclusively biological property and thus a robot with bodily structures, interaction patterns and development similar to those of human beings (...)
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    Language may indeed influence thought.Jordan Zlatev & Johan Blomberg - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Turning back to experience in Cognitive Linguistics via phenomenology.Jordan Zlatev - 2016 - Cognitive Linguistics 27 (4):559-572.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Cognitive Linguistics Jahrgang: 27 Heft: 4 Seiten: 559-572.
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    Actual and non-actual motion: why experientialist semantics needs phenomenology.Johan Blomberg & Jordan Zlatev - 2014 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 13 (3):395-418.
    Experientialist semantics has contributed to a broader notion of linguistic meaning by emphasizing notions such as construal, perspective, metaphor, and embodiment, but has suffered from an individualist concept of meaning and has conflated experiential motivations with conventional semantics. We argue that these problems can be redressed by methods and concepts from phenomenology, on the basis of a case study of sentences of non-actual motion such as “The mountain range goes all the way from Mexico to Canada.” Through a phenomenological reanalysis (...)
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    Human Uniqueness, Bodily Mimesis and the Evolution of Language.Jordan Zlatev - 2014 - Humana Mente 7 (27).
    I argue that an evolutionary adaptation for bodily mimesis, the volitional use of the body as a representational devise, is the “small difference” that gave rise to unique and yet pre-linguistic features of humanity such as imitation, pedagogy, intentional communication and the possibility of a cumulative, representational culture. Furthermore, it is this that made the evolution of language possible. In support for the thesis that speech evolved atop bodily mimesis and a transitional multimodal protolanguage, I review evidence for the extensive (...)
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    Multimodal-first or pantomime-first?Jordan Zlatev, Sławomir Wacewicz, Przemyslaw Zywiczynski & Joost van de Weijer - 2017 - Interaction Studies 18 (3):465-488.
    A persistent controversy in language evolution research has been whether language emerged in the gestural-visual or in the vocal-auditory modality. A “dialectic” solution to this age-old debate has now been gaining ground: language was fully multimodal from the start and remains so to this day. In this paper, we show this solution to be too simplistic and outline a more specific theoretical proposal, which we designate as pantomime-first. To decide between the multimodal-first and pantomime-first alternatives, we review several lines of (...)
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    A Cognitive-Semiotic Approach to Agency: Assessing Ideas from Cognitive Science and Neuroscience.Juan Mendoza-Collazos & Jordan Zlatev - 2022 - Biosemiotics 15 (1):141-170.
    Following the levels of intentionality and semiosis distinguished by the Semiotic Hierarchy, and the distinction between original agency and enhanced agency, we propose a model of an agency hierarchy, consisting of six layers. Consistent with the phenomenological orientation of cognitive semiotics, a central claim is that agency and subjectivity are complementary aspects of intentionality. Hence, there is no agency without at least the minimal sense/feeling of agency. This perspective rules out all artefacts as genuine agents, as well as simple organisms, (...)
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    Situated Embodiment: Studies in the Emergence of Spatial Meaning.Jordan Zlatev - 1997
  12. The dialectics of consciousness and language.Jordan Zlatev - 2008 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (6):5-14.
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    The dependence of language on consciousness.Jordan Zlatev - 2008 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (6):34-62.
    The first hurdle to overcome in approaching the complex topic of the relation between language and consciousness is terminology. So let me begin, in good philosophical style, by explaining the senses in which I use the three lexical terms in the title. Luckily I need not explain those of the three grammatical words the, of, and on: there is probably a minor library of semantic literature devoted to that. I need not, since I both know their meanings pre-theoretically, and know (...)
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    Translating from monosemiotic to polysemiotic narratives.Karoliina Louhema, Jordan Zlatev, Maria Graziano & Joost van de Weijer - 2019 - Sign Systems Studies 47 (3-4):480-525.
    Human communication can be either monosemiotic or polysemiotic, depending on whether it combines ensembles of representations from one or more semiotic systems such as language, gesture and depiction. Each semiotic system has its unique storytelling potentials, which makes intersemiotic translation from one system to another challenging. We investigated the influence of the source semiotic system, realised in speech and a sequence of pictures, respectively, on the way the same story was retold using speech and co-speech gestures. The story was the (...)
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    Interaction and iconicity in the evolution of language.Michael Pleyer, Stefan Hartmann, James Winters & Jordan Zlatev - 2017 - Interaction Studies 18 (3):303-313.
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    Polysemy or generality? Mu.Jordan Zlatev - 2003 - In H. Cuyckens, René Dirven & John R. Taylor (eds.), Cognitive Approaches to Lexical Semantics. Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 447--494.
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    What makes us human?Jordan Zlatev, Timothy P. Racine, Chris Sinha & Esa Itkonen - 2008 - In J. Zlatev, T. Racine, C. Sinha & E. Itkonen (eds.), The Shared Mind: Perspectives on Intersubjectivity. John Benjamins.
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    Triadic bodily mimesis is the difference.Jordan Zlatev, Tomas Persson & Peter Gärdenfors - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (5):720-721.
    We find that the nature and origin of the proposed “dialogical cognitive representations” in the target article is not sufficiently clear. Our proposal is that (triadic) bodily mimesis and in particular mimetic schemas – prelinguistic representational, intersubjective structures, emerging through imitation but subsequently interiorized – can provide the necessary link between private sensory-motor experience and public language. In particular, we argue that shared intentionality requires triadic mimesis.
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    How Much Do We Really Care What We Pick? Pre-verbal and Verbal Investment in Choices Concerning Faces and Figures.Alexandra Mouratidou, Jordan Zlatev & Joost van de Weijer - 2022 - Topoi 41 (4):695-713.
    Every day we make choices, but our degree of investment in them differs, both in terms of pre-verbal experience and verbal justification. In an earlier experimental study, participants were asked to pick the more attractive one among two human faces, and among two abstract figures, and later to provide verbal motivations for these choices. They did not know that in some of the cases their choices were manipulated. Against claims about our unreliability as conscious agents, the study found that in (...)
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    Why don't chimps talk and humans sing like canaries?Sverker Johansson, Jordan Zlatev & Peter Gärdenfors - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):287-288.
    We focus on two problems with the evolutionary scenario proposed: (1) It bypasses the question of the origins of the communicative and semiotic features that make language distinct from, say, pleasant but meaningless sounds. (2) It does little to explain the absence of language in, for example, chimpanzees: Most of the selection pressures invoked apply just as strongly to chimps. We suggest how these problems could possibly be amended.
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    An applied analysis of attentional intersubjectivity.Ingar Brinck, Jordan Zlatev & Mats Andrén - unknown
    The goal of the present deliverable is to provide a developmental analysis of attentional intersubjectivity, which, as we show below, is a more inclusive notion than the more commonly used term ‘joint attention’. The use of the term ‘joint attention’ is not consistent in the literature, sometimes referring to the general phenomenon when two or more subjects attend to the same target, sometimes to more reciprocal situations in which the subjects also are aware of attending to the same target. Most (...)
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  22. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics.Jordan Zlatev - 2005
     
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    “Dizziness of Freedom”: Anxiety Disorders and Metaphorical Meaning-making.Kalina Moskaluk, Jordan Zlatev & Joost van de Weijer - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (4):303-322.
    Would metaphors used in the context of psychotherapy by people who experience various forms of anxiety disorders differ from those used by people who experience stress? We investigated this question with the help of the Motivation & Sedimentation Model (MSM), a theory of meaning-making developed within the synthetic new discipline of cognitive semiotics. The analysis of a sample of ten transcripts of psychotherapy sessions concerning the topic of anxiety, and a comparable sample concerning stress, showed a significantly stronger proportion of (...)
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    Breaking Out of the Recursive Loop with Cognitive Semiotics.Jordan Zlatev - 2020 - Constructivist Foundations 15 (3):283-285.
    Gasparyan sketches a semiotic theory where world, mind and language - the latter a stand-in for all semiosis - collapse into one “recursive” whole. In contrast, cognitive semiotics ….
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  25. Semantics of spatial expressions.Jordan Zlatev - 2005 - In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics.
     
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    Modaalsuste-vaheline ikoonilisus.Felix Ahlner & Jordan Zlatev - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1/4):347-348.
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    Unpacking noun-noun compounds: Interpreting novel and conventional foodnames in isolation and on food labels.Viktor Smith, Daniel Barratt & Jordan Zlatev - 2014 - Cognitive Linguistics 25 (1):99-147.
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    Межмодальная иконичность.Felix Ahlner & Jordan Zlatev - 2010 - Sign Systems Studies 38 (1/4):347-347.
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