ERIC Number: ED459193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Geometric Foundation and Quantification of the Flow in a Verbal Expression.
This paper presents the geometric foundation and quantification of Agent-action-Objective (AaO) kinematics. The meaningfulness of studying the flows in verbal expressions through splitting and splicing the strings in a verbal flow related to the fact that free parameters are not needed since it is not required that the presented methodological development fits one or another empirical context. The major aim is to make evident that natural language employs its own intrinsic system of coordinates. These coordinate systems are transforming kinetic energy into discoverable verbal flows. It is demonstrated that language must be conceived of as a natural system that becomes structured through rhythmic driving forces. The presented results give weight to the hypothesis that rotational dynamics is basic to the effects that selective textual movement patterns have on the evolution of texture; i.e., a text surface. Since the experimental procedure focused on the manipulation of text translation, asymmetries, and phrase translation, it has been possible to show that translators meet the same functional requirements in different ways, but are producing multiple stable trajectories of similar kinds. The studied text example, with English and Swedish translations, shows that the dynamics induced through translations produce a deeply ingrained commonalty. Relative phase stability in the developing strands has revealed that the mechanism is generating symmetries. Since the symmetries are the consequence of processing, apparent contour similarity has important theoretical implications. (Contains 8 figures, 1 table, and 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.; Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark).