Generic Integration Templates for Fictive Communication

33 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2015

See all articles by Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas

Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas

Department of Cognitive Science, University of California San Diego; Classics Department, University of Murcia; Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University

Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: November 23, 2015

Abstract

We seek to show that the human mind can create blended discourse, or fictive communication, because it is able to do advanced conceptual blending. Thanks to advanced blending, human beings can integrate unrelated experiences and concepts into new mental wholes with novel properties. We analyze how instances of fictive communication are made possible by generic templates for conceptual blending. Fictive communication is a blending pattern combining several generic templates, most of which were not originated in relation to discourse. Fictive communication inherits the whole structure of fictive interaction, which involves fictivity, compression patterns, and an interaction frame that includes counterfactuality. Complex, classic blended joint attention is added, and the interaction frame selected is the one for communication.

Keywords: fictively, blending, conceptual integration, discourse

Suggested Citation

Pagán Cánovas, Cristóbal and Turner, Mark B., Generic Integration Templates for Fictive Communication (November 23, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2694704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2694704

Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas

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

9500 Gilman Drive
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La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
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Classics Department, University of Murcia ( email )

Department of Classical Philology
30001 Murcia, Murcia 30001
Spain

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

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States

Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)

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

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States

HOME PAGE: http://markturner.org

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