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Language and the Creative Mind

This volume brings together papers from the 11th Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language Conference, held in Vancouver in May 2012. In the last few years, the cognitive study of language has begun to examine the interaction between language and other embodied communicative modalities, such as gesture, while at the same time expanding the traditional limits of linguistic and cognitive enquiry into creative domains such as music, literature, and visual images. Papers in this collection show how the study of language paves the way for these new areas of investigation. They bring issues of multimodal communication to the attention of linguists, while also looking through and beyond language into various domains of human creativity. This refreshed view of the relations across various communicative domains will be important not only to linguists, but also to all those interested in the creative potential of the human mind.

466 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2013

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics

Table of Contents

‘Language and the Creative Mind’: New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics Mike Borkent, Barbara Dancygier, and Jennifer Hinnell

Creativity versus Conventionality

1. Development of Metaphorical Thinking: The Role of Language

            Daniel Casasanto

2. Conventional but Not Dead: The Role of Metaphorically-Based Connections in the On-Line Processing of Prepositional Meaning

            Michele I. Feist and Brooke O. Breaux

3. Creativity and the Sensorimotor Grounding of Mathematics

            Bodo Winter and Teenie Matlock

4. How Creativity Strains Conventionality in the Use of Idiomatic Expressions

            Patrick J. Duffley

Constructions and Frames

5. The Indefinite Article in Complex Quantifiers

            Ronald W. Langacker

6. ‘Leap’ or ‘Continuum’?: Grammaticalization Pathways from Conjunctions to Sentence-Final Particles

            Mitsuko Narita Izutsu and Katsunobu Izutsu

7. Negative Affect Conditionality in Korean -taka

            Jisup Hong

8. Favorable and Unfavorable Effects: A Typology of Benefactive and Adversative Constructions in Japanese, Korean, and Ainu

            Katsunobu Izutsu and Takeshi Koguma

9. A Multi-Frame Analysis of Separation Verbs

            Seiko Fujii, Paula Radetzky, and Eve Sweetser

Creativity and Discourse

10. Creative Reading, World, and Style in Ben Jonson’s ‘To Celia’

            Peter Stockwell

11. What is Literary ‘Atmosphere’? The Role of Fictive Motion in Understanding Ambience in Fiction

            Mark Deggan

12. Motion Metaphors in Political Races

            Teenie Matlock

13. Think of it as: Spacebuilders and Grounding in Public Science Discourse

            Carol Lynn Moder

14. Conceptual Blending in Allegorical Political Rhetoric: Creativity in Managalase (Papua New Guinea) Oral Tradition

            William H. McKellin

Viewpoint, Language, and the Body

15. Creativity Across Modalities in Viewpoint Construction

            Eve Sweetser

16. Multimodal Construction Grammar

            Francis Steen and Mark Turner

17. Thinking with the Body: Conceptual Integration through Gesture in Multi-Viewpoint Model Construction

            David DeLiema and Francis Steen

18. Metaphors for Sensorimotor Experiences: Gestures as Embodied and Dynamic Conceptualizations of Balance in Dance Lessons

            Cornelia Müller and Silva H. Ladewig

19. Balancing Acts: Image Schemas and Force Dynamics as Experiential Essence in Pictures by Paul Klee and their Gestural Enactments

            Irene Mittelberg

20. Where Do Cognitive Biases Fit Into Cognitive Linguistics? An Example from the ‘Curse of Knowledge’

            Vera Tobin

Sound, Image, and Communicative Modalities

21. Wiggle Room: How Gestural Parameters Affect Singer and Audience Cognition in Art Song Performance

            Rena Sharon, Laurel Fais, and Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson

22. Iconic Pitch Expresses Vertical Space

            Nathaniel Clark, Marcus Perlman, and Marlene Johansson Falck

23. Convergence in Music and Language Syntactic Representations

            Christina Galeano

24. Elastic Anchors for Imaginative Conceptual Blends: A Framework for Analyzing Animated Computer Interfaces

            Kenny K. N. Chow and D. Fox Harrell

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