Mappings in Thought and Language / Edition 1

Mappings in Thought and Language / Edition 1

by Gilles Fauconnier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521599539

ISBN-13: 9780521599535

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Meaning in everyday thought and language is constructed at lightning speed. We are not conscious of the staggering complexity of the cognitive operations that drive our simplest behavior. This book reveals the creativity that underlies our effortless use of language in everyday life, when we engage in conversation, understand humor, or solve puzzles. The capacities

Overview

Meaning in everyday thought and language is constructed at lightning speed. We are not conscious of the staggering complexity of the cognitive operations that drive our simplest behavior. This book reveals the creativity that underlies our effortless use of language in everyday life, when we engage in conversation, understand humor, or solve puzzles. The capacities and principles that we develop from infancy for ordinary thinking and talking are also the ones that drive scientific and artistic thought, high-level reasoning, and conceptual change. Researchers and graduate students in linguistics, cognitive science, and philosophy of language will find this text to be a fascinating addition to their collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599535
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,039,560
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mappings; 2. Mental space connections; 3. Tense and mood; 4. Analogical counterfactuals; 5. Matching; 6. Blends.

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