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978-0-521-44949-6 / 0521449499

Mental Spaces: Aspects of Meaning Construction in Natural Language

by Fauconnier, Gilles

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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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