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LINGUIST List 17.3466

Fri Nov 24 2006

Books: Semantics: Coulson

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Semantic Leaps: Coulson


Message 1: Semantic Leaps: Coulson
Date: 15-Nov-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Semantic Leaps: Coulson


Title: Semantic Leaps
Subtitle: Frame-Shifting and Conceptual Blending in Meaning Construction
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Seana Coulson
Hardback: ISBN: 0521643619 Pages: 318 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521027837 Pages: 318 Price: U.S. $ 48.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521027837 Pages: 318 Price: U.K. £ 26.99
Abstract:

Semantic Leaps explores how people combine knowledge from different domains
in order to understand and express new ideas. Concentrating on dynamic
aspects of on-line meaning construction, Coulson identifies two related
sets of processes: frame-shifting and conceptual blending. Frame-shifting
is semantic reanalysis in which existing elements in the contextual
representation are reorganized into a new frame. Conceptual blending is a
set of cognitive operations for combining partial cognitive models. By
addressing linguistic phenomena often ignored in traditional meaning
research, Coulson explains how processes of cross-domain mapping,
frame-shifting and conceptual blending enhance the explanatory adequacy of
traditional frame-based systems for natural language processing. The focus
is on how the constructive processes speakers use to assemble, link and
adapt simple cognitive models underlie a broad range of productive language
behaviour.

Acknowledgments;
1. Semantic leaps;
Part I. Frame-Shifting:
2. Frame-shifting and models of language processing;
3. Models of sentential integration;
4. Frame-shifting and the brain;
Part II. Conceptual Blending:
5. Conceptual blending in modified noun phrases;
6. Conceptual blending in metaphor and analogy;
7. Counterfactual conditionals;
Part III. Applications: Blending, Framing, and Blaming:
8. Framing in moral discourse;
9. Frame-shifting and scalar implicature;
10. The space structuring model;
Bibliography;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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