Dynamical Morphological Models of Constituency in Perception and Syntax
Cognitive Grammars have drawn upon the view that the deep syntactic and semantic structures of language, such as prepositions and case roles, are grounded in perception and action. This study raises difficult problems, which thus far have not been addressed as a mathematical challenge. Cognitive Morphodynamics shows how this gap can be filled.
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List of abbreviations nD n-dimensional AC apparent contour BCS boundary contour system CG cognitive grammar CL classic CL cut locus CLC classical cognitivism CN connectionism CNC connectionist cognitivism CR cognitive representation CS conceptual structure CT cognitive topology DO direct object ES expanse scanning FCS featural contour system F-P (argument) Fodor-Pylyshyn FS ﬁeld scanning GC ganglion cell LH localist hypothesis LM landmark MM mathematical morphology MT mathematical topology NP noun phrase OO oblique object PDE partial diﬀerential equation PhW phenomenal world PrW projected world PS periphery scanning PTC proper treatement of connectio- nism R ﬁeld of real numbers RAM random access memory RF receptive ﬁeld RH relational hierarchy RP receptive proﬁle RW real world SKIZ skeleton by inﬂuence zones TR trajector WFT window Fourier transform WT wavelet transform European Semiotics: Language, Cognition, and Culture Sémiotiques Européennes: langage, cognition et culture Edited by / Série dirigée par Per Aage Brandt (Cleveland), Wolfgang Wildgen (Bremen/Brême), and/et Barend van Heusden (Groningen/Groningue) European Semiotics originated from an initiative launched by a group of researchers in Semiotics from Denmark, Germany, Spain, France and Italy and was inspired by innovative impulses given by René Thom and his “semiophysics”. The goal of the series is to provide a broad European forum for those interested in semiotic research focusing on semiotic dynamics and combining cultural, linguistic and cognitive perspectives. This approach, which has its origins in Phenomenology, Gestalt Theory, Philosophy of Culture and Structuralism, views semiosis primarily as a cognitive process,...
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