Action and Language—Action-Based Neurolinguistics Approach


There are a lot of increasing evidences to support the strong links between action and language. Action based approach proposed the hierarchical structure of language based on action control and concerned with action goal, context, intention, mirror neurons and object affordances. Action semantics proposed that action control and use of object need not only low-level action control, but also semantic knowledge. Action Semantics are hierarchically organized and selectively activated depending on the action intention of the actor and the context. This framework integrated declarative and procedural action knowledge, thus challenging the traditional divide between semantics and pragmatics and they might draw on common representational resources.

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Zhu, L. (2015) Action and Language—Action-Based Neurolinguistics Approach. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-8. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102227.

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