Formats and Language of Knowledge: Models of Links for Learning Processes

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In this paper we will examine if communicability is a structural constraint on our information representation, acquisition and processing. In particular, first of all we will examine the description of the different formats of knowledge: declarative, propositional, procedural knowledge, narrative thinking, mental imagery. We will then consider the possible links between language and thought and especially between formats of knowledge, languages and the multimodal message. As a matter of fact the relationship between language and thought can be described by two events: a referential and a communicative one. Through the referential event the information we experience (perceptual, psychological, cultural) is organized into knowledge (knowledge of words, images, procedures); the communicative event requires the declension into languages through a medium, generating the multimodal message.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeural Nets, WIRN Vietri - 03
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series



  • Formats of Knowledge
  • communication
  • language
  • non verbal


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