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Text World TheoryAn Introduction$
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Joanna Gavins

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748622993

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.001.0001

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Conceptualising Language

Conceptualising Language

(p.1) Chapter 1 Conceptualising Language
Text World Theory

Joanna Gavins

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the theoretical foundations of Text World Theory. Text World Theory is a model of human language processing, which is based on the notions of mental representation found in cognitive psychology and which shares the experientialist principles of cognitive linguistics. The chapter then considers what Text World Theory means in practical terms and what sets it apart from other cognitive-linguistic frameworks. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Text World Theory, human language processing, mental representation, cognitive psychology, cognitive linguistics

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