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Cross-modal iconicity: A cognitive semiotic approach to sound symbolism
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 "soundExpand
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The Epigenesis of Meaning in Human Beings, and Possibly in Robots
  • J. Zlatev
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Minds and Machines
  • 1 May 2001
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 impliesExpand
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The co-evolution of intersubjectivity and bodily mimesis
This chapter presents an evolutionary and developmental model, according to which intersubjectivity is intimately tied to bodily mimesis – the use of the body for communicative and representationalExpand
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The semiotic hierarchy: life, consciousness, signs and language
This article outlines a general theory of meaning, The Semiotic Hierarchy, which distinguishes between four major levels in the organization of meaning: life, consciousness, sign function andExpand
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Actual and non-actual motion: why experientialist semantics needs phenomenology (and vice versa)
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 anExpand
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Spatial Semantics
This chapter presents an overview of cognitive linguistic research in spatial semantics, i.e., investigations into the meaning of spatial language that regard language as an integrated part of humanExpand
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A third way to travel: The place of Thai in motion event typology.
It has become almost impossible to consider motion-event descriptions, especially from a typological perspective, without starting from the seminal work of Talmy (1985, 1991, 2000), and itsExpand
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Holistic spatial semantics of Thai
TLDR
A (generic) spatial utterance is an utterance which helps the listener determine the location of a given entity – if the described situation is static – or else the trajectory of its motion. Expand
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The Shared Mind: Perspectives on Intersubjectivity
The cognitive and language sciences are increasingly oriented towards the social dimension of human cognition and communication. The hitherto dominant approach in modern cognitive science has viewedExpand
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Meaning = Life (+ Culture): An outline of a unified biocultural theory of meaning
The article presents the outlines of an integrative theory of meaning based on the concept of value, understood both as a biological and as a socio-cultural category, synthesizing ideas fromExpand
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