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Blending

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199290802
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741388 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0012
Blending

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Mechanisms of creativity and innovation are addressed by applying Fauconnier and Turner's theory of conceptual blending to the structural elements of a language. While some blends are transitory slips, others give rise to new lexical and phrasal resources. The insertion of words into constructions may also be seen as a case of blending.

Keywords: Fauconnier; conceptual blending; mental spaces; word blends; syntagmatic blends; associative blends; phrasal blends; slips of the tongue

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Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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