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Objects and Nouns: An Informorphic theory of the Vision-Language Interface
Stockholm university.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7042-3576
2016 (English)In: Introducing Cognitive Semiotics / [ed] J. Zlatev, Å. Konderak & G., Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016, 330-342 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter tackles an important question that cognitive semiotics can answer about cross-modal relations among meanings, and the systems that produce them. The answer consists of an account of the relation between the cognitive systems underpinning object recognition in vision and NP interpretation in language. The analysis is based on the notion of “infomorphism”: two systems governed by the same underlying principles exchange information in regular ways. We show that, once we apply this account to classify the properties of each system, we can also model their possible connections. We discuss three phenomena (lexical variation, reference patterns, and semantic memory patterns) that can be modeled via this account. 

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Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016. 330-342 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31413OAI: diva2:954101
Available from: 2016-08-19 Created: 2016-08-19 Last updated: 2016-08-22

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