Conceptual blending/Bibliography

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A list of key readings about Conceptual blending.
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  • Fauconnier, Gilles and Mark Turner. 1996. Blending as a Central Process of Grammar. In Adele Goldberg (ed), Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language, 113–30. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

(One of the earliest coherent treatments of the theory, by its originators.)

  • Fauconnier, Gilles and Mark Turner. 2002. The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind’s Hidden Complexities. New York: Basic Books.

(The fullest exposition of the topic, in a popular style.)

  • Coulson, Seana. 2001. Semantic Leaps: Frame-shifting and Conceptual Blending in Meaning Construction. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(Coulson's treatment is lucid and often more explicitly linguistic than Fauconnier and Turner.)