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›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 275-281.

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Views of Embodied Language Comprehension

Lu zhongyi;Gao Zhihua;Duan Xiaoli;Liu Xuehua   

  1. Education College, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050091, China
  • Received:2006-03-04 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-03-15 Published:2007-03-15
  • Contact: Lu zhongyi

Abstract: The development of Embodied Philosophy and Embodied Cognition has evoked the emergence of new views which emphasize the role of experience in the language comprehension. The views is called Views of Embodied Language Comprehension. Its basic ideas are that language grounds in perception and action, and language comprehension is mental simulation of the situation described in the language. Such simulations base on the physical, emotional and social experiences of comprehenders, so language comprehension in nature is to enact the experiences to the referents mentally. Here, the Indexical Hypothesis, the Immersed Experiencer Frame and the Neural Theory of Language are representatives among the Views of Embodied Language Comprehension

Key words: embodied philosophy, embodied cognition, the indexical hypothesis, the immersed experiencer frame, the neural theory of language

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