Compression and Representation
Language and Literature, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 17-27, 2006
11 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2010
Date Written: September 4, 2006
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
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