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Author: Coulson, S.
Title: Semantic Leaps: Frame-Shifting and Conceptual Blending in Meaning Construction
Date: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

Coulson describes how people combine concepts from different contexts or domains to construct new ideas. This is more than metaphor, but actual innovation. She uses frame-based models to describe the phenomenon.


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  1. […] of natural language utterances depends crucially on contextual factors and background knowledge” (Coulson 2001). Context is often considered to include the time, the location, the topic of discussion, and other […]

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