Chapter 4 Image Schemas and Concept Invention
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In cognitive linguistics, image schemas are understood as conceptual building blocks that are learned in early infancy and which shape not only language but conceptualisation as a whole. In this chapter, we discuss the role that image schemas play in concept invention, with a focus on computational conceptual blending. Moreover, we motivate and outline a formalisation approach to image schemas representing them as interlinked families of theories.
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