Chapter 4 Image Schemas and Concept Invention
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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