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The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind''s Hidden Complexities. Basic Books
A long-awaited synthesis that marks a major turning point in cognitive science. . Until recently, cognitive science focused on such mental functions as problem solving, grammar, and pattern-the…
Conceptual Integration Networks
Conceptual integration—“blending”—is a general cognitive operation on a par with analogy, recursion, mental modeling, conceptual categorization, and framing that yields products that frequently become entrenched in conceptual structure and grammar.
More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn;…
Blending as a Central Process of Grammar
Once the blend is established, the authors can operate cognitively within that space, which allows us to manipulate the various events as an integrated unit, and know the connection of the blend to the input spaces, and the way that structure or inferences developed in the blend translates back to the inputs.
Conceptual Integration and Formal Expression
It is shown that meaning is not compositional in the usual sense, and that blending operates to produce understandings of composite forms, and two fundamental aspects of this general process are pointed out: cross-space mapping of counterparts, and integration of events.
Conceptual Projection and Middle Spaces
Conceptual projection from one mental space to another always involves projection to "middle" spaces-abstract "generic" middle spaces or richer "blended" middle spaces. Projection to a middle space…
The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought: Rethinking metaphor
The study of conceptual mappings, including metaphoric mappings, has produced great insights over the past several decades, not only for the study of language but also for the study of such subjects…
Conceptual Blending, Form and Meaning
A synopsis of work on language, form, and meaning in conceptual integration theory, including excerpts and summaries from G. FAUCONNIER and M. TURNER, The Way The authors Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities is presented.