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Semantic Leaps

Frame-Shifting and Conceptual Blending in Meaning Construction

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Semantic Leaps by Seana Coulson
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Semantic Leaps explores how people combine knowledge from different domains in order to understand and express new ideas. Concentrating on dynamic aspects of on-line meaning construction, Coulson identifies two related sets of processes: frame-shifting and conceptual blending. Frame-shifting is semantic reanalysis in which existing elements in the contextual representation are reorganized into a new frame. Conceptual blending is a set of cognitive operations for combining partial cognitive models. By addressing linguistic phenomena often ignored in traditional meaning research, Coulson explains how processes of cross-domain mapping, frame-shifting and conceptual blending enhance the explanatory adequacy of traditional frame-based systems for natural language processing. The focus is on how the constructive processes speakers use to assemble, link and adapt simple cognitive models underlie a broad range of productive language behaviour.
Release date NZ
November 2nd, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9780521027830
Product ID
2059024

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