On the Relation Between Mental and Verbal Worlds From the Point of View of Cognitive Stylistics

Author:
Marina Biti
Email:
mbiti@ffri.hr
Summary
The paper discusses complex relations between language and thought, aiming to unveil the role of perception, that of the brain and that of the mind in the formation of mental worlds, as well as in the process of their transformation ("translation") into verbal forms. The verbal products of the process are being viewed as material effects of cognition, subject to stylistic interventions which enable them to play a role in the cultural surroundings we are immersed in. As such, they themselves become objects and potential mediators of perceptive responses; they play part in the creation of new mental spaces; they are presupposed in the process of constant of cognitive advancement which accompanies human linguistic behavior.
Key words
language; thought; brain; mind; language of thought; perception; verbalization; emphasis; stylization
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