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Language and Cognition
Examines issues developed by the study of cognitive linguistics.
# 119201 | 1,150 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2010 in Psychology (Physiological) , Language (English: Linguistics) , Linguistics (General)

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This paper explains that the study of cognitive linguistics at the most basic level shows three reasons for the use of language as it relates to cognition: economy, uniformity and cognitive generalization. The topics addressed by the author are language and lexicon, the key features of language, the four levels of language structure and processing and the role of language processing in cognitive psychology. The paper concludes that psycholinguistics and neuroscience has provided cognitive psychology with a better understanding of the role of language processing in the human brain but has only scratched the surface of this important domain.

Table of Contents:
Language and Lexicon
Key Features of Language
Four Levels of Language Structure and Processing
The Role of Language Processing in Cognitive Psychology

From the Paper:

"The key features of language include the economy and the Eliza effect that refers to any form of language in context that possess the potential to activate considerable cognitive interpretation consisting of mental space connections, analogical mappings, blends, simulation of complex scenes, and reference point organization. The hidden conceptualization processes implicated in meaning construction, known as backstage cognition, operate uniformly on a number of levels. Viewpoint and ground organization permeates the sentence; the tense system."

Sample of Sources Used:

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