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    Computability as a Limiting Cognitive Constraint: Complexity Concerns in Metaphor Comprehension about which Cognitive Linguists should be Aware


    Veale, Tony and O'Donoghue, Diarmuid and Keane, Mark (1999) Computability as a Limiting Cognitive Constraint: Complexity Concerns in Metaphor Comprehension about which Cognitive Linguists should be Aware. In: Cultural, Psychological and Typological Issues in Cognitive Linguistics: Selected papers of the bi-annual ICLA meeting in Albuquerque, July 1995. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (152). John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 129-155. ISBN 9789027236562

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    Abstract

    If metaphor is to be viewed as a fundamental cognitive agency, as recent work suggests, what ramifications does this view have for a model of semantic memory? This paper presents a computational treatment of metaphor comprehension, named Sapper (see Veale & Keane. 1993, 1994; Veale et al. 1995, 1996), which is built upon a parallel, adaptive, and learning network model of semantic memory. Sapper is a hybrid symbolic connectionist model which views the interpretation of novel metaphors as a process of connectionist bridge-building, a process which subsequently alters the activation dynamics between different conceptual schemata in semantic memory, thereby causing these schemata to interact (following Black, 1962) in a representationally dynamic fashion.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Computability; Complexity; Metaphor Comprehension; Cognitive Linguistics; Sapper;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8178
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1075/cilt.152.11vea
    Depositing User: Dr. Diarmuid O'Donoghue
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 13:55
    Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
    Refereed: Yes
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