ERIC Number: ED412255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Cycles and Oscillations in Text Processing. No. 62.
Classical research operations in the cognitive sciences concern categorizations as well as classifications, and have been strongly influenced by nomological approaches. As a consequence, information processing has been explained with reference to syntactic-semantic models. Because of an absence of structural implications, personal interpretations have had great impact on the presentation of results of relevance to the cognitive sciences. In contrast, this article deals with the concept of "process" and an approach that takes its departure from text-building behavior and the oscillations of this behavior. The task of process is to give expression to textual movements and the dynamics of movements. With respect to this investigation, which analyzes text produced in an interview with an official of a municipality, quantitative transformations of scale as well as frame of reference have made it evident that a nonmechanical coupling of intention and orientation captures the perspective underlying a verbal flow without the mediation of organizational processes. The analysis reveals that verbal flows are structuring the textual system directly by producing their own internal constraints. Morphological profiles of speech patterns have been produced. It is characteristic of these profiles that they manifest time-dependent system states and state attractors. These are the results of an interplay of perspective and objective. The discovery of recursive phase singularities constitutes a significant discernment of the involved physical mechanism. (Contains 1 table, 12 figures, and 11 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.; Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark).