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Meanings at the Text Level: A Co-Evolutionary Approach

A Co-Evolutionary Approach


Thanh Nyan

Contents: Meanings at the text level – Co-evolution of language and the brain – Deacon’s perspective – Speech acts and divergent thinking – Conditions for the success and non-defective performance of speech acts – Internalization of environmental factors – Argumentational meaning – Searle’s theory of background knowledge – Damasio’s model of decision making – Argumentation, categorization and divergent thinking – Processing problems arising at the text level and underlying means – Edelman’s biological theory of consciousness.