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Towards an enactive lexicology: From muscle salience to signifying

Abstract : This paper lays some foundations for a method of enactive lexicology by applying the postulates of enaction at the submorphological level following Bottineau (2008, 2010, 2012a, b). We use the theory of submorphemic saliencing (Author 2012a, 2014a,b; 2015), which postulates that only one of the signifier’s characteristics is exploited for a given word according to synchronic events and utterances. The enaction of form and meaning underpinned by this saliencing (salience ++ -ing) process therefore involves the activation of one part and the inhibition of the rest of the morphology, analogously to muscular and neural functions. It is also a perception-action phenomenon that is at once simplex and vicarious according to the definitions of Berthoz (1997, 2009, 2013).
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Michaël Grégoire. Towards an enactive lexicology: From muscle salience to signifying. Signifiances (Signifying), Université Clermont Auvergne, 2017, 1, pp.67 - 88. ⟨10.18145/signifiances.v1i3.135⟩. ⟨halshs-01554123⟩



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