Presentation 2022-12-11
Negotiations with Semiotic Environments and Autonomous Learning of Foreign Languages
Yasunari Harada, Miwa Morishita,
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Abstract(in English) The essence of linguistic communication lies in “exchange of meanings” and “meaningful exchanges of messages.” In learning and aquation of native and non-native languages, importance of meaningful interactions is increasingly recognized in recent years. Here, “interactions” are not limited to those between humans and humans but include a wider range between cognitive agents and their semiotic environments such as linguistic and acoustic landscapes. The “meanings” that are thus conveyed and exchanged are not limited to those linguistically or culturally established norms or conventions but may include ephemeral ideas, concepts, requests or injunctions that emerge when cognitive agents interact with their environments. In this presentation, we will focus on how emergence of meanings and emergent meanings affect interactions between cognitive agents and their environments and how this view may shed new light on language learning and language acquisition. We also recognize that determining what the intended meanings might be is a real-time process, with severely limited time constraints and cognitive resource allocations. For instance, if you are driving a car and come across a posted speed sign or other traffic signs, very often you don’t have that much time to consider how to interpret and respond to the sign. A subtle grammatical difference may require an instant and immediate important decision-making process, such as when a sings says “Exit Right Lane” as opposed to “Exit Right Lanes.”
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Keyword(in English) Autonomous Mutual Learning / Semiotic Environment / Linguistic Landscape / Interaction / Cognitive Agent / Emergent Meaning
Paper # TL2022-28
Date of Issue 2022-12-04 (TL)

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Committee TL
Conference Date 2022/12/11(1days)
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Place (in English) Online
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Chair Miwa Morishita(Kobe Gakuin Univ.)
Vice Chair Yasushi Tsubota(Kyoto Inst. of Tech.) / Akinori Takada(Ferris Univ.)
Secretary Yasushi Tsubota(Osaka Electro-Comm. Univ.) / Akinori Takada(Miidas)
Assistant Hiroaki Yamada(Tokyo Inst. of Tech) / Akio Shimogori(Hakodate-ct)

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Registration To Technical Committee on Thought and Language
Language JPN
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Title (in English) Negotiations with Semiotic Environments and Autonomous Learning of Foreign Languages
Sub Title (in English) How to Make Sense out of Linguistic and Acoustic Landscapes
Keyword(1) Autonomous Mutual Learning
Keyword(2) Semiotic Environment
Keyword(3) Linguistic Landscape
Keyword(4) Interaction
Keyword(5) Cognitive Agent
Keyword(6) Emergent Meaning
1st Author's Name Yasunari Harada
1st Author's Affiliation Waseda University(Waseda Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Miwa Morishita
2nd Author's Affiliation Kobe Gakuin Universtity(Kobe Gakuin Univ.)
Date 2022-12-11
Paper # TL2022-28
Volume (vol) vol.122
Number (no) TL-304
Page pp.pp.10-15(TL),
#Pages 6
Date of Issue 2022-12-04 (TL)