Spaces, Worlds, and Grammar
These twelve original papers extend the mental-spaces framework and demonstrate its utility in solving deep problems in linguistics and discourse theory. Investigating the ties between mental constructs, they analyze a wide range of phenomena, including analogical counterfactuals; the metaphor system for conceptualizing the self; abstract change expressions in Japanese; mood in Spanish; deictic expressions; copular sentences in Japanese; conditional constructions; and reference in American Sign Language.
The ground-breaking research presented in this volume will be of interest to linguists and cognitive scientists.
The contributors are Claudia Brugman, Gilles Fauconnier, George Lakoff, Yo Matsumoto, Errapel Mejias-Bikandi, Laura A. Michaelis, Gisela Redeker, Jo Rubba, Shigeru Sakahara, Jose Sanders, Eve Sweetser, and Karen van Hoek.
1: Cognitive Links and Domains: Basic Aspects of Mental Space Theory
Eve Sweetser, Gilles Fauconnier.
2: Mental Spaces, Constructional Meaning, and Pragmatic Ambiguity
3: Analogical Counterfactuals
4: Sorry, I'm Not Myself Today: The Metaphor System for Conceptualizing the
5: Subjective-Change Expressions in Japanese and Their Cognitive and
6: Space Accessibility and Mood in Spanish
7: Cross-World Continuity and the Polysemy of Adverbial Still
Laura A. Michaelis
8: Alternate Grounds in the Interpretation of Deictic Expressions
9: Roles and Identificational Copular Sentences
10: Perspective and the Representation of Speech and Thought in Narrative
Jose Sanders, Gisela Redeker.
11: Mental Spaces and the Grammar of Conditional Constructions
12: Conceptual Locations for Reference in American Sign Language
Karen van Hoek