ISBN-10:
0521449499
ISBN-13:
9780521449496
Pub. Date:
08/26/1994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Mental Spaces: Aspects of Meaning Construction in Natural Language / Edition 2

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521449496
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/26/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(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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