Dimensions of cognition


Kenneth Holmqvist

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Keywords: Cognition, language, dimensions, attention, discourse.


Abstract
: In my paper, I will not unfold all the dimensions of cognition that live alongside with the logics dimension. Instead I will very briefly describe the dimensional object representation proposed by Ewald Lang, which draws on human perception of proportion and orientation. I will argue that Lang's model - having a high descriptive power - could be revised to cope with a larger variety of semantic objects. In the second half of the paper, I will illustrate the importance of the attentional mechanism on dimensions as used in actual discourse. The article is meant to examplify cognitive research on dimensions, hopefully inspiring someone to take up the thread.


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Kenneth Holmqvist, kenneth@lucs.lu.se
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