Author ORCID Identifier

Mark B. Turner

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Book Chapter

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Constructions are long-term memory associations of form and meaning. How are they formed and learned, how do they change, and how do they combine into new utterances (constructs, communicative performances) in working memory? This chapter analyzes the role and process of conceptual integration (blending) in the creation and use of constructions.


Conceptual Integration, Blending, Grammar, Creativity

Publication Title

Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language


© Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, 1998



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