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blending and conceptual integration





More than ever a central theme of cognitive science, the study of mappings, projections, and integrations was the topic of a series of talks at UCSD in the Winter of 1998. Leading researchers presented their latest models, experiments, and controversies. The speakers were Keith Holyoak, Ray Gibbs, Seana Coulson, Srini Narayanan, George Lakoff, Arthur Markman, Douglas Hofstadter, Edwin Hutchins, and Gilles Fauconnier.

In addition to materials provided by speakers, the following background readings were suggested:

Holyoak, Keith J. and Paul Thagard. 1994. Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought. MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass.

Hofstadter, D. 1995. Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. New York: Basic Books.

Indurkhya, B. 1992. Metaphor and Cognition: An interactionist approach. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Coulson, Seana. 1997. Semantic Leaps: Frame-Shifting and Conceptual Blending. UCSD Ph. D. dissertation.

Gibbs, R. W., Jr. 1994. The Poetics of Mind: Figurative Thought, Language, and Understanding. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Turner, Mark. 1996. The Literary Mind. (New York: Oxford University Press).

Lakoff, George and Mark Johnson. 1980. Metaphors we live by. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Fauconnier, G. 1997. Mappings in Thought and Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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