Cognitive Technologies and the Pragmatics of Cognition

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  • Editor: Itiel E. Dror1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027292186

Technology has long been a helpful aid in human cognitive activities. With its growing sophistication and usage, technology is now taking a more intrinsic and active role in human cognition. The shift from an external aid to being an internal component of cognitive processing reflects a revolution in technology, cognition, and their interaction. The creation of such ‘cognitive technologies’ transforms the traditional instrumental function of technology to a constitutive role that shapes and defines cognition itself. This book, which was originally published as a Special Issue of <i>Pragmatics &#38; Cognition </i>13:3 (2005), explores the new horizon of these ‘cognitive technologies’ and their interactions with humans.

Subjects: Discourse studies; Cognition and language; Cognitive linguistics; Pragmatics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Southampton

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