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Of of pertaining to any method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, whether united in a system specific to a country or region.

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double-scope network

Language; Linguistics

A type of integration network in which both input spaces also contain distinct frames but the blended space is organized by structure taken from each frame, hence the term ...

ego-based cognitive model for time

Language; Linguistics

A temporal reference frame which serves to ‘locate’ events by virtue of their relationship to the subjective experience of now or the present. There are two ego-based cognitive ...

elaboration site

Language; Linguistics

The schematic trajector or landmark that a particular expression can fill in order to complete an expression via the process known as elaboration (2).


Language; Linguistics

An entity within a mental space established by a specific linguistic expression. Elements are entities which can either be constructed on-line in the moment of thinking and ...

embodied cognition

Language; Linguistics

One of the guiding principles of cognitive semantics and at the heart of much research in cognitive linguistics. This thesis holds that the human mind and conceptual organization ...

embodied construction grammar (ECG)

Language; Linguistics

Embodied construction grammar (ECG) is a recent theory of construction grammar developed by Benjamin Bergen and Nancy Chang together with various collaborators. In this model, ...

embodied experience

Language; Linguistics

The idea that experience is embodied entails that we have a species-specific view of the world due to the unique nature of our physical bodies. In other words, our construal of ...