Sensorimotor Cognition and Natural Language Syntax

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A proposal that the syntactic structure of a sentence reporting a concrete episode in the world can be interpreted as a description of the sensorimotor processes involved in experiencing that episode. How is the information we gather from the world through our sensory and motor apparatus converted into language? It is obvious that there is an interface between language and sensorimotor cognition because we can talk about what we see and do. In this book, Alistair Knott argues that this interface is more direct than ...

Sensorimotor Cognition and Natural Language Syntax 2012, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262017763

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