Spaces, Worlds and Grammar
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Spaces, Worlds and Grammar by Gilles Fauconnier
Book DescriptionIn the mental-spaces framework developed by Gilles Fauconnier in the mid-1980s, the mind creates multiple cognitive "spaces" to mediate its understanding of relations and activities in the world, and to engage in creative thought. These 12 original papers extend the mental-spaces framework and demonstrate its utility in solving deep problems in linguistics and discourse theory. Investigating the ties between mental constructs, they analyze a wide range of phenomena, including: analogical counterfactuals; the metaphor system for conceptualizing the self; abstract change expressions in Japanese; mood in Spanish; deictic expressions; copular sentences in Japanese; conditional constructions; and reference in American Sign Language. The research presented in this volume is intended for linguists and cognitive scientists. The contributors are Claudia Brugman, Gilles Fauconnier, George Lakoff, Yo Matsumoto, Errapel Mejias-Bikandi, Laura A. Michaelis, Gisela Redeker, Jo Rubba, Shigeru Sakahara, Jose Sanders, Eve Sweetser, and Karen van Hoek.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226239248
(227mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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.
Mental Spaces, Paperback (August 1994)» View all books by Gilles Fauconnier
The classic introduction to the study of mental spaces and conceptual projection.
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Author Biography - Gilles Fauconnier
Gilles Fauconnier is professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego. Eve Sweetser is associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
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