ERIC Number: ED161091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Moves toward a "Cognitive Grammar": Some Implications of Linking Grammar with Cognitive Representation.
Arundale, Robert B.
Research on how communicating human beings produce and understand language has focused mostly on what language is, less on how language is processed, and little on who produces and understands language. However, the interaction between what, who, and how is very significant. The importance of who does languaging is related both to the cognitive capability of the person and to the social matrix in the communicative use of language. As the computational paradigm of communication differs from human cognition of meaning, it is restricted in its ability to explain how human beings do languaging. On the other hand, as the human behavior paradigm ignores the communication process, it is limited in its usefulness: it ignores the who of communication. Cognition and communication are jointly necessary for human languaging. The interrelationships of who, what, and how, of individual and social components, of cognitive constraints and communicative constraints, and of the computational paradigm and the human behavior paradigm indicate that research on human languaging must be an interdisciplinary venture. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 25-29, 1978)