A Neural Theory of Language and Embodied Construction Grammar

  title={A Neural Theory of Language and Embodied Construction Grammar},
  author={Jerome A. Feldman and Ellen Dodge and John Bryant},
This chapter outlines an explicitly neural theory of language and a construction grammar formalism based on this theory. The formalism, ECG, combines deep insights from cognitive linguistics with advanced techniques of neural computation. We illustrate the theory and the formalism with detailed automatically generated semantic analyses of several related examples. Recent developments in neuroscience and the behavioral sciences suggest approaching language as a cornerstone of Unified Cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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