Lecture 3

Are they the same as or dierent from the mechanisms

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Unformatted text preview: The sink is behind the table. Construal summary   We can interpret the same world scenario in different ways   Language we pick imposes conceptualizations of the world, so meaning isn't just about fit between the words and the world, but rather is about our conceptualization of the world   The construal mechanisms relate to general cognitive abilities, demonstrating that language depends on other systems, like ones dedicated to perception and attention A cognitive science of meaning   So to understand how meaning works, we have to look at how people learn through and think about their experiences in the world   That places meaning squarely within cognitive science. What would a cognitive science of meaning look like? A cognitive science of meaning   Cognitive science questions about meaning   What are the cognitive mechanisms we use?   Are they the same as or differ...
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