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Title: Mappings in Thought and Language
Written By: Gilles Fauconnier
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521599539
Description:

Meaning in everyday thought and language is constructed at lightning speed.
We are not conscious of the staggering complexity of the cognitive
operations that drive our simplest behavior. This book reveals the
creativity that underlies our effortless use of language in everyday life,
when we engage in conversation, understand humor, or solve puzzles. The
capacities and principles that we develop from infancy for ordinary
thinking and talking are also the ones that drive scientific and artistic
thought, high-level reasoning, and conceptual change.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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