IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(1): 60-63 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.7763/IJLLL.2015.V1.13

Pictures Turn Us On: Diaspora Cognitive Linguistics

Jacqueline Wigfall
Abstract—Words navigate readers from tripartite signs to additional ideas and unique associations. Metaphors, similes, and allusions introduce their new concepts to us while we process content’s main ideas. Subconsciously, we multitask literacy’s cognitive demands. Consequently, where figurative and structuralist concerns converge, new questions about metaphor develop: Can books written in one language manifest a different language inside our thoughts? In absence of foreign signifiers can a text ‘translate’ itself?

Index Terms—Diaspora cognition, semiotics, translingual theory, cognitive literary theory.

Jacqueline Wigfall is with Hengyang Number Eight Middle School, Hengyang, Hunan Province, China (e-mail: drjwigfall@gmail.com).

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Cite:Jacqueline Wigfall, "Pictures Turn Us On: Diaspora Cognitive Linguistics," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 60-63, 2015.

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