Body Language and Mind

Paper presented at the Child Language Seminar , Sheffield University England , September 1998 . Johnson , Mark L. 1987 The Body in the Mind : The Bodily Basis of Meaning , Imagination and Reason . Chicago : University of Chicago Press .

Author: Tom Ziemke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110193272

Category: Language and languages

Page: 460

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The first volume of the two-volume set Body, Language and Mind focuses on the concept of embodiment, understood in most general terms as "the bodily basis of phenomena such as meaning, mind, cognition and language". The volume offers a representative, multi- and interdisciplinary state-of-the-art collection of papers on embodiment and brings together a large variety of different perspectives, from cognitive linguistics, cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, semiotics and artificial intelligence. Being envisioned as a reader of sorts in theoretical and empirical research on embodiment, the book revolves around several core issues that have been addressed previously, to a large degree independently, in various disciplines. In particular the volume illustrates the diversity of notions of embodiment that has arisen in various disciplines over the last twenty years, and addresses the question how these different interpretations relate to each other, i.e. are they different aspects of or different perspectives on the same phenomena, or do they actually contradict each other? For this purpose, several aspects of cognition and language, such as phenomenal experience, perception, action, conceptualization, communication, meaning creation, social interaction and culture, are illuminated from the perspective of different theories of embodiment. The contributions are integrated through cross-connections between individual authors' papers and through an introductory essay that identifies the different strands of research, the central issues that they share, and the synergies that can be gained from addressing embodiment from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Language and Mind

Noam Chomsky sets forth his theories about language and relates linguistics to philosophy and psychology

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

ISBN: UCSC:32106011237119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Noam Chomsky sets forth his theories about language and relates linguistics to philosophy and psychology

Of Thoughts and Words

LANGUAGE AND MIND AS TOPICS IN NATURAL SCIENCE Discussion of Douglas R. Hofstadter's paper “Speechstuff and Thoughtstuff: Musings on the Resonances Created by Words and Phrases via the Subliminal Perception of their Buried Parts" PENTTI ...

Author: Sture Allén

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783263875


Page: 308

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The concept of language is an elusive one, and the concept of mind even more so. Still the relation between them is of current interest in many quarters. The purpose of the Nobel Symposium on language and mind was to establish a forum for the discussion of this fundamental relation in a creative perspective. Representatives of several fields of knowledge, arts, and research gathered in an interdisciplinary setting, focusing on five aspects: literature, general linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurology, and artificial intelligence. Contents: Literature:A Cat's Meow (J Brodsky)A Mouse's Defence. Discussion of Joseph Brodsky's Paper “A Cat's Meow” (K Espmark)Monstrous Intimacy. Of Literature as Experience. Discussion of Joseph Brodsky's Paper (J Kristeva)The Invisible Intervention. Discussion of Joseph Brodsky's Paper (P Tafdrup)Ark (P Tafdrup)Creativity and Quality. Discussion of Joseph Brodsky's Paper (A Ellegård)General Linguistics:On Language in Relation to the Evolution of Human Consciousness (M A K Halliday)Discussion of M A K Halliday's Paper (Ö Dahl)Semiosis: Language(s), Texts/Discourses, and Grammar(s). Discussion of M A K Halliday's Paper (J Sándor Petöfi)Discussion of M A K Halliday's Paper (S Öhman)Psycholinguistics:Accessing the Mind through Language (W Chafe)Minds, Modules and Evolution. Discussion of Wallace Chafe's Paper (J Aitchison)And There was Snow, Chest High, at Tuolomne Meadows. Discussion of Wallace Chafe's Paper (J Asplund)Speaking about the Inner Environment. Discussion of Wallace Chafe's Paper (P Gärdenfors)Neurology:Language and the Brain. A Look at Brain Circuitry with Functional Brain Imaging (M Raichle)Discussion of Marcus E Raichle's Paper “Language and the Brain: A Look at Brain Circuitry with Functional Brain Imaging” (A Ellegård)Language and Consciousness Ñ Neurolinguistic and Clinical Aspects. Discussion of Marcus E Raichle's Paper (D H Ingvar)Understanding Understanding? Brain Imaging and Experimental Semantics. Discussion of Marcus E Raichle's Paper (T N¿rretranders)Artificial Intelligence:Speechstuff and Thoughtstuff. Musing on the Resonances Created by Words and Phrases via the Subliminal Perception of Their Buried Parts (D R Hofstadter)Language and Mind as Topics in Natural Science. Discussion of Douglas R Hofstadter's Paper (P Kanerva)Distortions. Discussion of Douglas R Hofstadter's Paper (U Linde)IT-ism. Discussion of Douglas R Hofstadter's Paper (P Weissglas)and other papers Readership: General. Keywords:Language;Mind;Creative;GrammarKnowledge;Discourses;Brain;Imaging;Neurolinguistics;Semantics;Literature;Linguistics;Psycholinguistics;Neurology;AI;Evolution;Human Consciousness;Text;Cents

Knowledge and Mind

3 Language and Thought Sometimes you have to be careful when selecting a new nickname far yourself . For instance , let's say you have chosen the nickname " Fly Head . " Normally you would think that " Fly Head " would mean a person who ...

Author: Andrew Brook

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262261642

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

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This is the only contemporary text to cover both epistemology and philosophy of mind at an introductory level. It also serves as a general introduction to philosophy: it discusses the nature and methods of philosophy as well as basic logical tools of the trade. The book is divided into three parts. The first focuses on knowledge, in particular, skepticism and knowledge of the external world, and knowledge of language. The second focuses on mind, including the metaphysics of mind and freedom of will. The third brings together knowledge and mind, discussing knowledge of mind (other minds and our own) and naturalism and how epistemology and philosophy of mind come together in contemporary cognitive science. Throughout, the authors take into account the needs of the beginning philosophy student. They have made very effort to ensure accessibility while preserving accuracy.

Wittgenstein on Language and Thought

Evnine , S. ( 1991 ) Donald Davidson , Oxford : Polity . Fodor , J. ( 1975 ) The Language of Thought , Hassocks : Harvester . Fodor , J. ( 1987 ) Psychosemantics : The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind , Cambridge , Mass .

Author: Thornton Tim Thornton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474473248


Page: 256

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This book defends and outlines the key issues surrounding the philosophy of content as demonstrated in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. The text shows how Wittgenstein's critical arguments concerning mind and meaning are destructive of much recent work in the philosophy of thought and language, including the representationalist orthodoxy. These issues are related to the work of Davidson, Rorty and McDowell among others.

Figurative Language and Thought

Albert N. Katz, Cristina Cacciari, Raymond W. Gibbs, Mark Turner, Professor of English Language and Literature Mark Turner ... Consciousness and the computational mind. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Jackendoff, R. (1992). Languages ...

Author: Albert N. Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195109627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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Our understanding of the nature and processing of figurative language is central to issues in cognitive science, including the relationship of language and thought, how we process language, and how we comprehend abstract meaning. Points on these and related questions are raised and argued by experts in the area of figurative language.

Pragmatics and the Philosophy of Mind Thought in language

Another possibility would be to invoke the idea of a 'language of thought' (cf. Fodor 1975; Wierzbicka 1977), an internal representational medium in which the computational processes characteristic of man's higher cognitive processes ...

Author: Marcelo Dascal

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027225030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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This volume deals with the relation between pragmatics and the philosophy of mind. Unlike most of the books written on the subject, it does not defend the view that a specific form of dependence holds between language and thought, to the exclusion of all other possible relations. Taking pragmatics in its original sense of “that part of semiotics that is concerned with the users of a semiotic system”, the book analyses the nature of the mental processes and states mirrored in language use. Drawing on results from cognitive psychology, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, linguistics, etc., a unified view of the mental dimension in the use of language, both as an instrument of communication and as an instrument of thought, is offered. After offering a tour d'horizon of the relationship between language and mind, this volume deals with the way thought is manifested in language.

Language Mind and Brain

(1) According to Montague, the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of natural language are branches of mathematics, ... which is the question of what it is about the structure of the human mind that results in natural languages sharing ...

Author: T. W. Simon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317738046

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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The chapters in this volume are extended versions of material first presented at the National Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language, Mind, and Brain held April 6-9, 1978, in Gainesville, Florida. Importantly for interdisciplinary goals, the papers contained in this volume are quite “ available” ; that is, papers by philosophers can easily be read and understood by linguists and psychologists; the ideas of the linguists are readily comprehensible to any educated reader; the psychologists and neurologically oriented writers are clear and nderstandable. It is, then, a volume that cuts, not so much across disciplines, but through them. First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Material and Mind

Thought and language are products of socialization, and thought's coupling with language is linked to an extrinsic factor—the social group. Is it unreasonable to conclude that a simple increase in group size of early hominids (the ...

Author: Christopher Bardt

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262042727

Category: Design

Page: 392

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An in-depth exploration of the interaction between mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and making—in design, the arts, culture, and science. In Material and Mind, Christopher Bardt delves deeply into the interaction of mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and the process of making. He examines thought not as something “pure” and autonomous but as emerging from working with material, and he identifies this as the source of imagination and creative insight. This takes place as much in such disciplines as cognitive science, anthropology, and poetry as it does in the more obvious painting, sculpture, and design. In some fields, the medium of work is, in fact, the very medium of thinking—as fabric is for the tailor. Drawing on the philosophical notions of the “extended mind” and the “enactive mind,” and looking beyond the world of material-based arts, Bardt investigates the realms in which material and mind interweave through metaphor, representation, projection, analogues, tools, and models. He considers words and their material origins and discusses the paradox of representation. He draws on the design process, scientific discovery, and cultural practice, among others things, to understand the dynamics of human thinking, to illuminate some of the ways we work with materials and use tools, and to demonstrate how our world continues to shape us as we shape it. Finally, he considers the seamless “immaterial” flow of imagery, text, and data and considers the place of material engagement in a digital storm.

The Influence of Language on Culture and Thought

1985 The rise and fall of the ethnic revival: Perspectives on language and ethnicity. Berlin; New York: Mouton. Fodor, J.A. 1975 The language of thought, New York: Crowell. Freyd, J. 1987 “Dynamic Mental Representations”, ...

Author: Robert L. Cooper

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110859010

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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