Global Cognitive Theory
In this theory of language the definition of language functions is brain functions operating like intuition and normal memory. The genetic bases and origin of language.
Theory of language
Language is the consequence of the brain’s functions of intuitive intelligence and normal memory modes. Thus, the set of linguistic intelligence and linguistic memory functions form the functions of language.
Of course, it is possible to go much deeper and distinguish between the different levels of certainty required within the functions of language but, in principle, we would continue applying the same logic. In fact, the functions of language share the characteristics of diffuse logic.
The human brain functions for language is also discussed in the model section of possibly verifications of the GTCEL.
Linguistic memory behaves like normal memory with a low degree of reliability. Think that if mathematical memory works with 98-100%, normal memory could work with 90 or 95% and linguistic memory could be around 80%.
In other words, not selecting the word that best says what we want to say, does not mean, that the word we have said does not say what we wanted to say with enough precision.
The previous paragraph is an example of itself! I mean of the nature of linguistic memory.
Continuing with the line of argument about cognitive theory of the memory and remembering that the memory manager is the intelligence; the linguistic memory manager acts by selecting the first proposals that its internal mechanisms or cognitive processes offer.
That is, the overall language mechanism is made up of linguistic memory and the previously mentioned manager; it will not apply the method of verification of information, rather, it will apply a different one that will act intuitively but quicker than intuition.
The cognitive ability of complementariness of two elements that, in this case, do not demand the VGI (Verification Genetic Information) should be fairly greater than individual elements when the VGI is applied. This could be the reason that the capacity of human language is truly surprising.
From another point of view, with this cognitive theory is also not surprising that any malfunction of memory or its manager, as little as it may be, may have a significant effect on oral expression. Specifically, these malfunctions are well known and problems related to language and its written expression are fairly widespread, like problems related with dyslexia.
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