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Mappings in Thought and Language
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  • 85 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 220 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.31 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 153.4
  • Dewey version: 20
  • LC Classification: BF463.M4 F38 1997
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Meaning (Psychology)
    • Schemas (Psychology)
    • Cognitive maps (Psychology)
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Democratization--Asia, Central

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521599535 | ISBN-10: 0521599539)

  • There was also a Hardback of this title but it is no longer available
  • Published June 1997

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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. Researchers and graduate students in linguistics, cognitive science, and philosophy of language will find this text to be a fascinating addition to their collections.


1. Mappings; 2. Mental space connections; 3. Tense and mood; 4. Analogical counterfactuals; 5. Matching; 6. Blends.

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