分类: Pragmatics & Cognition

Pragmatic awareness ...

Abstract
Motivation has an effect on the rate and success of second language (L2) learning. However, little is known about its role
in students’ levels of L2 pragmatic awareness. This study investigated whether and to what extent students’ L2 motivation influences their
pragmatic awareness. A tota..

Meaning construction...

Abstract
Mental spaces are conceptual structures for meaning representation and interpretation in discourse. They are pervasive in everyday language as an important aspect of ongoing language processing and meaning construction (Hamawand 2016). The application of Mental Space Theory (MST) to the ana..

Identity studies and...

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In this paper, I report on a quasi-case study of U.S. presidential identity based on Donald J. Trump’s presidency,
demonstrating that Trump is considered by the American public as an antithesis of presidentiality. I then discuss the insights from this
study on several critical issues that..

Now, never, or comin...

Abstract
The general principles of perceptuo-motor processing and memory give rise to the Now-or-Never bottleneck constraint
imposed on the organization of the language processing system. In particular, the Now-or-Never bottleneck demands an
appropriate structure of linguistic input and rapid inco..

On perception as the...

Abstract
Within cognitive and developmental psychology, it is commonly argued that perception is the basis for object concepts.
According to this view, sensory experiences would translate into concepts thanks to the recognition, correlation and integration of physical
attributes. Once attributes a..

How linguistic meani...

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This paper aims to characterize the relationship between information as defined in the information-theoretic approach and
linguistic meaning by way of formulation of computations over the lexicon of a natural language. Information in its information theoretic
sense is supposed not to be e..

Metonymic construal ...

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The article investigates the process of the selection of vehicle concepts in Polish Sign Language (PJM). Why are certain
contiguity relations chosen out of many potentially available candidates as the basis for metonymies and why do some other contiguity
relations not make felicitous meto..

The Liar Paradox in ...

Abstract
Most discussions frame the Liar Paradox as a formal logical-linguistic puzzle. Attempts to resolve the paradox have
focused very little so far on aspects of cognitive psychology and processing, because semantic and cognitive-psychological issues are
generally assumed to be disjunct. I pro..

Poly-procedural mean...

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The current paper aims to explore the meaning of one of the most elusive discourse markers in Modern Greek rhetorical discourse: afu. To address the challenge of a thorough and parsimonious account, the relevance-theoretic model of meaning analysis is deployed. The analysis undertaken ultim..

The Wheel of Time

Abstract
Previous research suggests that both patterns in orthography and cultural-specific associations of space-time affect how
people map space onto time. In the current study, we focused on Chinese Buddhists, an understudied population, investigating how religious
experiences influence their m..