ERIC Number: ED472170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The AaO as Building Block in the Coupling of Text Kinematics with the Resonating Structure of a Metaphor.
Bierschenk, Bernhard; Bierschenk, Inger
The Agent-action-Objective (AaO) axiom and the theory of rotational dynamics constitute the frame of reference for the study of the metaphor as instrument for the direct perception of events. The major hypothesis of this frame of reference refers to the event structure embedded in the ground of a metaphor. Since the ground is implicit in the linguistic manifestation, an invariant representation of textual movement patterns is assumed to capture the event structure. Experimentally, it is demonstrated that an event is perceivable only through structure. To capture the event means to conserve its structure through informational invariants. As a result, it is demonstrated that the functional symmetry of a metaphor can be established in the form of state attractors evolving in attractor spaces. (Contains 3 figures and 34 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.; Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Cognitive Science Research.