Meaning Production, Modelling Mental Architecture and Blending

26 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2012

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Per Aage Brandt

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: September 21, 2012

Abstract

In this article, the models of mental spaces and blending proposed by Turner & Fauconnier are revisited in a cognitive-semiotic framework, which anchors all space networks in semiotic base spaces of mental and communicative activity. This move (sometimes termed the Aarhus model) makes it possible to establish a connection to a phenomenologically based modelling of mental architecture for apperception and action planning, and thus to regain a certain scientific realism. Five cases of blending are briefly reviewed: counterfactual conditionality, XYZ, metaphor, hypothesis, and agency.

Keywords: Mental spaces, blending networks, space delegation, mental architecture, relevance schemas, metaphor, hypothesis, agency

Suggested Citation

Brandt, Per Aage, Meaning Production, Modelling Mental Architecture and Blending (September 21, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2150213 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2150213

Per Aage Brandt (Contact Author)

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

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
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216 368 2725 (Phone)

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