Mediating Between Concepts and Grammar by Holden Härtl, Heike Tappe

By Holden Härtl, Heike Tappe

Researchers with backgrounds in theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and psychology have contributed to the interdisciplinary dialogue of the interface among conceptual representations and linguistic buildings. This ebook fills a serious hole in cognitive technology. The learn implements the target of opting for the influence that adjacent non-linguistic cognitive platforms have on linguistic encoding, the mapping among representations, and the necessities of language processing. during this surroundings occasion conceptualization and verbalization is taken care of as one primary phenomenon from the various interdisciplinary viewpoints. Theoretical analyses are faced with psycholinguistic findings in regards to the processing of occasion representations. extra empirical concerns just like the impression of visible notion on speech turn into obvious in view that we're essentially involved in the final structure of the language processing approach as an essential component of the cognitive endowment. right here, the lexicon is well-known as a mediator among linguistic and non-linguistic, semantic and syntactic elements. the amount constitutes a massive contribution to wisdom within the box and should be of price to an interdisciplinary viewers.

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When, as in the experiments describes above, the speakers already have a sentence structure in mind, it can safely be assumed that they view the objects to recognize them and then activate lexical concepts. This is called conceptual preparation, and it includes a decision on how to name a specific object in a specific situation. When the appropriate lexical concept is found, it gives access to its lemma and word form (Levelt, Roelofs and Meyer 1999). In everyday language use, a lexical concept is often activated as part of a larger message that captures the speaker's communicative intention (Levelt 1989).

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