Communicative intentions can modulate the linguistic perception-action link
SourceBehavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 4, (2013), pp. 361-362
Article / Letter to editor
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SW OZ DCC CO
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
SubjectAction, intention, and motor control; DI-BCB_DCC_Theme 2: Perception, Action and Control
Although applauding Pickering & Garrod's (P&G's) attempt to ground language use in the ideomotor perception-action link, which provides an “infrastructure” of embodied social interaction, we suggest that it needs to be complemented by an additional control mechanism that modulates its operation in the service of the language users' communicative intentions. Implications for intergroup relationships and intercultural communication are discussed.
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