Mental Spaces: Aspects of Meaning Construction in Natural Language / Edition 2

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Overview

First published in 1985 (MIT Press), Fauconnier's influential book, Mental Spaces, was instrumental in shaping the new field of cognitive linguistics. The concept of mental spaces--that we develop constructs during discourse that are distinct from linguistic constructs but are established by linguistic expressions--provides a powerful new approach to problems in philosophy and cognitive science concerning thought and language. It includes a new preface that provides context for the theory, and a new foreword by George Lakoff and Eve Sweetser (both of U.C. Berkeley).
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"This book is both interesting and provocative. Fauconnier introduces the appealing idea that much of our talk serves to construct what he calls mental spaces--cognitive structures that include elements corresponding to individuals, their properties, and their relations." Language

"...Mental Spaces describes a theory of human knowledge representation and linguistic processing that provides a simple and uniform account of a wide variety of problems that have long perplexed both linguists and philosophers of language." John Dinsmore, Cognitive Science

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521449496
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Pragmatic functions and images; 2. Roles and multiple connectors; 3. Presuppositions: floating, transfer, and projection strategies; 4. Counterfactuals and comparatives; 5. Transspatial operators, philosophical issues, and future perspectives; Notes; References; Index.
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