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LINGUIST List 20.3968

Wed Nov 18 2009

Qs: Source for 'Mapping' Definition

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        1.    Helena Frannhag, Source for 'Mapping' Definition

Message 1: Source for 'Mapping' Definition
Date: 17-Nov-2009
From: Helena Frannhag <frannhaghotmail.com>
Subject: Source for 'Mapping' Definition
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Hi,

I'm trying to define the term 'mapping', and somewhere in the back of my
mind I know that there is, somewhere in the literature, an excellent
analogy of mapping as putting transparencies on top of each other, thereby
giving rise to a non-compositional, merged picture, which is something
beyond the mere sum of the parts. I have a feeling that it's Langacker
who's made this analogy, but I'm not altogether sure, and anyways, even if
it is him, he's written a bit too much to go through it all to find this
quote. :-)

I would be immensely grateful to anyone who could help me with this -
either if you know what I'm talking about and know where I can find it, or
if you have any other references to suggest.

Best

Helena

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

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