Compression and Representation

Language and Literature, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 17-27, 2006

11 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2010

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Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: September 4, 2006

Abstract

Mental spaces are often connected by vital conceptual relations. When mental spaces serve as inputs to a blended mental space, the vital conceptual relations between them can be ‘compressed’ to blended structure inside the blended mental space. In other words, ‘outer-space’ relations become ‘inner-space’ relations. This article discusses compression of the outer-space relation of representation under mental blending.

Keywords: analogy, blending, compression, representation, mental space, art, film

Suggested Citation

Turner, Mark B., Compression and Representation (September 4, 2006). Language and Literature, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 17-27, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1672132

Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
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