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Using conceptual blending to describe emergent meaning in wave propagation

  title={Using conceptual blending to describe emergent meaning in wave propagation},
  author={Michael C. Wittmann},
Students in interviews on a wave physics topic give answers through embodied actions which connect their understanding of the physics to other common experiences. When answering a question about wavepulses propagating along a long taut spring, students' gestures help them recruit information about balls thrown the air. I analyze gestural, perceptual, and verbal information gathered using videotaped interviews and classroom interactions. I use conceptual blending to describe how different… 

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