Blending as a Central Process of Grammar: Expanded Version
CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE, DISCOURSE, AND LANGUAGE, Adele Goldberg, ed., pp. 113-130, Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 1996
32 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2008 Last revised: 7 May 2009
Date Written: March 1, 1998
An investigation of the way in which the basic mental operation of conceptual integration ("blending") is central to grammar.
This is an expanded web version of Fauconnier and Turner, 1996 ("Blending as a Central Process of Grammar." in Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language. Edited by Adele Goldberg. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information [CSLI] [distributed by Cambridge University Press]. Pages 113-129.) This expanded version consists of the original article, additional diagrams for the caused motion construction that were edited from the original article to save space, and an additional section on the ditransitive construction, which is excerpted from Turner and Fauconnier, 1999, "A Mechanism of Creativity," Poetics Today.
Keywords: grammar, cognitive linguistics, conceptual integration, blending, constructions
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