Interesting Cognitive Logic of Vietnamese and English Perception Verbs
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 95-98
Received: May 6, 2017; Accepted: May 17, 2017; Published: Jul. 11, 2017
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Phuong Nguyen Hoang, Faculty of Vietnamese Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hochiminh City, Vietnam
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Each of the phenomena is perceived by human in certain specific ways from perception to cognition. The next step is the convert of cognitive information into language codes so that these information can be released to the object of communication, the receiver or the listener. Then, the listener receives codes and decodes them in order to understand the information from which he can perform a reverse process. That communication process must have its rules. To communicate successfully, to have mutual-understanding between objects of communication, we need to have a system of cognitive logic rules. Therefore, in this research paper, the author uses the cognitive linguistics analysis approach to investigate the interesting cognitive logic points of the basic perception verbs both in English (look, see, listen, hear, smell, taste and touch) and in Vietnames (nhìn, nghe, ngửi, nếm, sờ and thấy). For research data, the author inspected and collected 3,946 sentences with perception verbs from two sets of English-Vietnamese, Vietnamese-English bilingual novels: The adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Love after war. As a result, what the author has achieved for this research question are how to understand negative cognitive meanings, how to interpret the true-false value of utterances with perception verbs, and some interesting cognitive logic rules we must apply in order to get the exact cognition of the utterances containing perception verbs.
Perception, Cognition, Cognitive Logic, Negative Cognitive Meanings, True-False Value, Cognitive Logic Rules
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Phuong Nguyen Hoang, Interesting Cognitive Logic of Vietnamese and English Perception Verbs, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 95-98. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20170504.12
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