Comparative construal for vicarious sensory and emotive experience

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While comparative construal (categorization, analogy and metaphorization) has been the subject of considerable research in linguistics, psychology, and cognitive science, comparatively little attention has been given to its role in emotive and sensory knowledge transfer (Thagard & Shelley 2006: 27). This paper proposes an explanatory framework for comparative construal in the form of a three-dimensional similarity space (Hartman & Paradis forthcoming). The similarity space constitutes an extension of the cognitive semantic framework LOC (Lexical Meaning as Ontologies and Construals, Paradis 2005) through the addition of a dimension for intersubjective evaluation (LOC-SS). The basic premise is that wordings are cues that evoke meanings in conceptual space (Zwaan 2004, Gärdenfors 2014, Caballero & Paradis 2015, Paradis 2005, 2015a, 2015b). In demonstrating the utility of the framework, the study explores
Period2017 Oct 20
Held atAutonomous University of Madrid, Spain
Degree of RecognitionInternational