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Grazia Pulvirenti, Renata Gambino, The paradox of Romantic ekphrasis. Metacritic discourse, perception and imagination in art descripti

Ekphrasis is a text genre based on the intertwining of visual and verbal features, involving the processes of both reading, and priming a visual image or a related action. We argue in this study that...

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Mark Turner,

Compression and representation

Year: 2006
Topics: Blending;

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Mental spaces are often connected by vital conceptual relations. When mental spaces serve as inputs to a blended mental space, the vital conceptual relations between them can be ‘compressed’ to blended structure inside the blended mental space. In other words, ‘outer-space’ relations become ‘inner-space’ relations. This article discusses compression of the outer-space relation of representation under mental blending. Keywords: analisys, blending, compression, conceptual integration, mental space, representation, Winnie the Pooh


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