Could sign-based semantics and embodied semantics benefit one another?

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Linguistic meaning, Foundations of meaning, Embodied cognition

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I argue that Duffley’s sign-based semantics and embodied semantics may be mutually beneficial if we conceive them as a semantic theory and as a foundational theory, respectively. First, I describe embodied semantics as a research program that conceives the foundations of meaning in terms of embodied simulation. Afterwards, I draw attention to three points (the analysis of FOR, verbs of positive and negative recall, and causative verbs) where Duffley’s semantics could find support in such a foundational theory. Finally, I suggest that two pressing challenges currently on the agenda of embodied semantics (abstract language and sentence-level simulations) could be met by Duffley’s theory.

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César Fernando Meurer, Federal University of ABC

Adjunct Professor A (Visitor) at the Center for Natural and Human Sciences at the Federal University of ABC.

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2022-04-04

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MEURER, C. F. . Could sign-based semantics and embodied semantics benefit one another? . Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 45, n. 1, p. 123–144, 2022. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/manuscrito/article/view/8668921. Acesso em: 1 out. 2022.

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