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    Computation and Blending

    Veale, Tony and O'Donoghue, Diarmuid (2000) Computation and Blending. Cognitive Linguistics, 11 (3/4). pp. 253-281. ISSN 0936-5907

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    Recent work into the cognitive foundations of conceptual integration and blended mental spaces provides a unifying umbrella framework for a range of cognitive 'siblings' that have traditionally been studied with relative independence, such as metaphor, analogy, concept combination, grammaticalization, counterfactual thought, and abstract problem solving. The 'many-space' or 'conceptual integration networks' theory of Fauconnier and Turner (1994; 1998) is an elaboration of the two-space model of metaphor that has been the corner-stone of the metaphor field since Aristotle (see Hutton, 1982), and which has underpinned a string of conceptual theories from Nietzsche (see Culler, 1980) through Richards (1936), Black (1962), Koestler (1964) to Lakoff and Johnson (1980). These theories posit a metaphor (or by extension, its cognitive siblings) to concern the interaction of two conceptual spaces; the space which is described by the metaphor has variously been termed the target, the tenor or the topic, while the space that provides the description has been called the source, the vehicle or the base.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Citation Information: Cognitive Linguistics, ISSN (Online) 1613-3641, ISSN (Print) 0936-5907, DOI:
    Keywords: conceptual integration; blended mental spaces; computation; blending;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8182
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    Depositing User: Dr. Diarmuid O'Donoghue
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 14:42
    Journal or Publication Title: Cognitive Linguistics
    Publisher: De Gruyter
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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