Cognitive Context's Role in Discourse Interpretation

Lihong Shen
January 2013
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;Jan2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p88
Academic Journal
One of the main functions of language is to convey meaning between human beings, so how to use and interpret language appropriately is very important in communication. According to the dynamic study of context, firstly, this thesis discusses how language users actively manipulate aspects of context and produce favourable context to attain their communicative goals. It concentrates on the relations between cognitive context strucrization factors and discourse production. As different individuals in the society, such different factors as different cognitive ability, different educational and cultural backgrounds and different experiences in the social life will affect individual's cognitive context and discourse interpretation.


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