RLA. Revista de lingüística teórica y aplicada
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4883
URRUTIA, MABEL y DE VEGA, MANUEL. Language and action: A current revision to embodiment theories. RLA [online]. 2012, vol.50, n.1, pp. 39-67. ISSN 0718-4883. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48832012000100003.
The current paper reviews embodiment theories of meaning, describing some of the paradigms and most notable experimental results of recent years, both behavioral and neuroscience areas, but also considering the most controversial aspects of the notion of embodiment. Thus, it is the current debate between symbolic and embodiment theories and the problem of abstraction, one of the main objections to the embodiment theories. Some research results support the central prediction about embodiment theories, motor activation for both concrete and abstract words, whereas other results only found motor activation in sentences with motor content.
Palabras clave : Embodiment theories; simbolic theories; situated cognition; motor resonance.