Il pensiero proposizionale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Propositional thinking

Maria Rita Ciceri, Carla Antoniotti

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In this chapter we will try to deepen how the sentence is "thought" and vice versa how the fractal semantic organization helps to organize thought. The phrase represents one of the original units of discourse and thought and, although it has sometimes been confined to the domains of linguistics and grammar, psychology has dealt with describing its constituents, assembly rules and its functions, particularly in the field of psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology. What is "original" in this way of conceptualizing and communicating thought? Why is there a phrasal structure and propositional thinking with different superficial modalities in all languages? First of all, we will try to understand which propositional thought is involved in the communication process. We will also try to deepen the links between sentences and the powerful declarative knowledge. Finally we will deal in detail with describing the constituents of the sentence and their relationships, discovering the role of functions such as preaching, recursive phrasal structure and semantic complexity, elements and rules defined by «prototypical» functionalist cognitivism in language and its use.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Propositional thinking
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationComunicare il pensiero. Procedure, Immagini, Parole
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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