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LINGUIST List 18.552

Mon Feb 19 2007

Books: Semantics: Coulson

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Semantic Leaps: Coulson


Message 1: Semantic Leaps: Coulson
Date: 16-Feb-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.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. $ 99.00 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521643610
Paperback: ISBN: 0521027837 Pages: 318 Price: U.S. $ 48.00 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521027830
Paperback: ISBN: 0521027837 Pages: 318 Price: U.K. £ 26.99 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521027830
Abstract:

Semantic Leaps explores how people combine knowledge from different domains
in order to understand and express new ideas. Concentrating on dynamic
aspects of online 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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