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Polysemy and Conceptual Blending

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

19 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2009  

Gilles Fauconnier

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

Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: May 15, 2003

Abstract

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.

Keywords: conceptual blending, conceptual integration, polysemy, linguistics

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1346508

Gilles Fauconnier

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

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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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