Sökning: "cognitive semiotics"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 24 avhandlingar innehållade orden cognitive semiotics.
1. Agency and Artefacts : A cognitive semiotic exploration of design
Sammanfattning : This thesis investigates the role of artefacts in relation to human agency and design within a cognitive semiotics framework. It deals with questions such as What is agency? What are artefacts and how does agency relate to them? What kind of intentions are involved in the activity of designing? What is human-specific with respect to agency and design? How can the origins and evolution of design be explained? Addressing these questions, the thesis proposes a layered model of agency for explaining the relations between different grades of agentive complexity. LÄS MER
2. Textmedierade virtuella världar : Narration, perception och kognition
Sammanfattning : This thesis synthezises theories from intermedia studies, semiotics, Gestalt psychology, cognitive linguistics, cognitive psychology, cognitive poetics, reader response criticism, narratology and possible worlds-theories adjusted to literary studies. The aim is to provide a transdisciplinary explanatory model of the transaction between text and reader during the reading process resulting in the reader experiencing a mental, virtual world. LÄS MER
3. Learning System Thinking : The role of semiotic and cognitive resources
Sammanfattning : In the course of our educational life we are introduced to various subject areas, each with its specific way of representing knowledge. The challenge for the learner is to be able to think in ways that are supported by, and match, the representational format. A fundamental question for the science of learning concerns how this is achieved. LÄS MER
4. The Physical Foundation of the Patterning of Physical Action Verbs : A Study of Chinese Verbs
Sammanfattning : This work is a study of verbal semantics with a focus on the discussion and illustration of the role of body parts and the semantic incorporation into verbal roots of the actions that involve various body parts. Following a general discussion of the basic issues of language construction and human body actions with the image schemas of force-dynamics presented in line with the framework of cognitive semantics, it is argued that the event structures of physical action verbs are not arbitrarily constructed but rather the constructions are built through systematic cognitive processes in relation to both human physical reality and concrete reality in the world. LÄS MER
5. Folkligt bildspråk : En studie över djurbenämningar i metaforisk användning i svenska dialekter : a study of animal designations in metaphoric usage in Swedish dialects
Sammanfattning : The main object of this thesis on popular figurative language is to try to explain the relationshipbetween an artifact and its designation, i.e., to try to explain why a certain object has been namedfor an animal and what the people who used the word were attempting to describe with the help ofthis animal designation. LÄS MER