Semiotics 1980 pp 493-502 | Cite as

A Reconstruction Paradigm for the Experimental Analysis of Semiotic Factors in Cognitive Processing

  • Gary D. Shank


Cognitive processing in psychology and semiotics are compared in relation to language processing and memory. Active reconstruction in memory is postulated, as well as the representation of whole messages as signs. The paradigm, then, is based on the study of active reconstruction of verbal messages from their semiotic representations in memory. Differences between original and reconstructed messages are used as dimension of empirical study in the paradigm. Research findings are cited in support of this approach.


Verbal Learn Verbal Behavior Cognitive Processing Linguistic Rule Semiotic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary D. Shank
    • 1
  1. 1.Saint Meinrad CollegeSt. MeinradUSA

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