Aspects of Meaning Construction in Natural Language
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Mental Spaces by Gilles Fauconnier
Book DescriptionMental Spaces is the classic introduction to the study of mental spaces and conceptual projection, as revealed through the structure and use of language. It examines in detail the dynamic construction of connected domains as discourse unfolds. The discovery of mental space organization has modified our conception of language and thought: powerful and uniform accounts of superficially disparate phenomena have become available in the areas of reference, presupposition projection, counterfactual and analogical reasoning, metaphor and metonymy, and time and aspect in discourse. The present work lays the foundation for this research. It uncovers simple and general principles that lie behind the awesome complexity of everyday logic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521449496
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gilles Fauconnier
Way We Think, Paperback (February 2003)
The Way We Think is a dazzling tour of the complexities of human imagination.--George Lakoff, co-author of Philosophy in the Flesh and Where Mathematics Comes From.
Mappings in Thought and Language, Paperback (June 1997)
This 1997 book reveals the cognitive creativity that underlies our use of language in everyday life.
Spaces, Worlds and Grammar, Paperback (December 1996)» View all books by Gilles Fauconnier
These 12 original papers extend the mental-spaces framework developed by Gilles Fauconnier and demonstrate its utility in solving deep problems in linguistics and discourse theory. The contributors analyze a wide range of phenomena, including analogical counterfactuals and deictic expression.
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