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Polysemy and Conceptual Blending


Gilles Fauconnier


University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Cognitive Science

Mark B. Turner


Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

May 15, 2003

POLYSEMY: FLEXIBLE PATTERNS OF MEANING IN MIND AND LANGUAGE, Brigitte Nerlich, Vimala Herman, Zazie Todd, & David Clarke, eds., pp. 79-94, Berlin & New York, 2003

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In this article, we look at some aspects of polysemy which derive from the power of meaning potential. More specifically, we focus on aspects linked to the operation of conceptual blending, a major cognitive resource for creativity in many of its manifestations.

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Keywords: conceptual blending, conceptual integration, polysemy, linguistics

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Date posted: February 19, 2009  

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Fauconnier, Gilles and Turner, Mark B., Polysemy and Conceptual Blending (May 15, 2003). POLYSEMY: FLEXIBLE PATTERNS OF MEANING IN MIND AND LANGUAGE, Brigitte Nerlich, Vimala Herman, Zazie Todd, & David Clarke, eds., pp. 79-94, Berlin & New York, 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1346508

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Gilles Fauconnier
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0515
United States
Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )
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Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States
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