ERIC Number: ED312645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Language as Carrier of Consciousness. Cognitive Science Research No. 30.
This paper proposes to give an evolutionary background to a method developed for the analysis of language seen as expression of intention and morality--the method is named "Perspective Text Analysis." The paper argues that this name indicates that beyond the physical dimension of a text there is a metaphysical one, which can be discovered by a formal mechanism, the cue component of which is the Agent, which controls the perspective of the text. According to the paper, the Agent has developed as a consequence of the shift from object (culture) as governor to mentality as governor of human action. The paper argues that controlling the Agent in a text analysis is the only possible way of controlling consciousness. The main point put forward in the paper is that consciousness is bound to syntax, and thus it follows that lexically carried linguistic information cannot be used for intentionally based text analyses. Ten figures are included. (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden