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
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
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