Subjectivity in the Act of Representing: The Case for Subjective Motion and Change

Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 8, Issue 4, 2009: pp. 573-601.

35 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2017

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

The objective in the present paper is to analyze the aspect of subjectivity having to do with construing motion and change where no motion and change exists outside the representation, that is, in cases where the conceptualizer does not intend to convey the idea that these properties exist in the state of affairs described. In the process of doing so, I will elaborate on a critique of the notion of fictivity as it is currently being used in cognitive linguistics.

Keywords: Subjective motion, subjective change, fictivity, fictive motion, semantic meaning, enactment, virtuality, subjecthood, construal

Suggested Citation

Brandt, Line, Subjectivity in the Act of Representing: The Case for Subjective Motion and Change (2009). Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 8, Issue 4, 2009: pp. 573-601.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2898840

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