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Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Michael Burke and Emily T. Troscianko (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together researchers with cognitive-scientific and literary backgrounds to present innovative research in all three variations on the possible interactions between literary studies ... More


So How Does the Mind Work?

Steven Pinker

in Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199328741
eISBN:
9780199369355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328741.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The theory that the human mind is a naturally selected system of organs of computation was defended in How the Mind Works. Jerry Fodor claims that ‘the mind doesn’t work that way’ because (1) Turing ... More


The Space between Your Ears: Construal Level Theory, Cognitive Science, and Science Fiction

James Carney

in Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

What cognitive effects characterize science fiction? Using construal level theory, this chapter shows that science fiction typically maximizes psychological distance along the dimensions of space, ... More


Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Paul Chilton and Monika Kopytowska (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book is divided into three Parts, all preceded by a full introductory chapter by the editors that discusses modern scientific approaches to religion and the application of modern linguistics, ... More


Impossible Languages

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Understanding the nature and the structure of human language coincides with capturing the constraints which make a conceivable language possible or, equivalently, with discovering whether there can ... More


Tools for Communicating

Bruno G. Bara

in Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014113
eISBN:
9780262266062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the basis of cognitive pragmatics, first by outlining certain fundamental methodological aspects. It considers instruments used to validate theories and how a theory may be ... More


Language Created across Multiple Timescales

Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater

in Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034319
eISBN:
9780262334778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034319.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The apparently unified picture of language and language processing from classical cognitive science does not provide a compelling picture: the relationship between processing and acquisition is ... More


Recent Findings about Language Acquisition

Jean‐Rémy Hochmann and Jacques Mehler

in Rich Languages From Poor Inputs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199590339
eISBN:
9780191745041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590339.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents novel data, framed by theoretical explanations, that bring linguistics and cognitive science closer together and help explain the basic processes of language acquisition. It ... More


The Guru’s Tongue: Metaphor, Imagery, and Vernacular Language in Vaiṣṇava Sahajiyā Hindu Traditions

Glen Alexander Hayes

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This essay explores the nature of religious language and uses of conceptual metaphors in an important branch of medieval Bengali Hinduism known as the Vaiṣṇava Sahajiyā traditions which practiced a ... More


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