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Understanding Radio Broadcasts On Soccer: The Concept `Mental Image' and Its Use in Spatial Reasoning

Schirra, Jörg R.J. (1995) Understanding Radio Broadcasts On Soccer: The Concept `Mental Image' and Its Use in Spatial Reasoning. [Book Chapter]

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Most cognitive theories agree that a listener of a sports broadcast on radio usually imagines the scene described; the concept `mental image' appears in a specific sort of explanations. In contrast to this conception, it is argued that this concept should rather be understood as part of a certain kind of grounding explanations of the radio listener's understanding. This particular conception is based on the distinction between `specification' and `implementation' as found in the theory of abstract data types. Its application to the field of spatial concepts leads to a computational system (ANTLIMA) which exemplifies how the expression `mental image' could be used while explaining a speaker's ability to control the resolvability of ambiguities in an objective report of what the speaker sees.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:spatial reasoning, mental images, semantics of locative expressions
Subjects:Computer Science > Language
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
ID Code:1517
Deposited By:Schirra, Jörg R.J.
Deposited On:29 May 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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