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The Poetics of Mind - Figurative Thought, Language, and Understanding

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Very good, unread like new condition with a small line shaped stain/marking to edge pages

In this bold new work, Ray Gibbs demonstrates that human cognition is deeply poetic and that figurative imagination constitutes the way we understand ourselves and the world in which we live. The traditional view of the mind holds that thought and language are inherently literal and that poetic language is a special human ability requiring different cognitive and linguistic skills than employed in ordinary language. This view has imposed serious limitations on the scholarly study of mental life and on everyday folk conceptions of human experience. Poetics of Mind overturns the traditional perspective by showing how figurative aspects of language reveal the poetic structure of mind. Ideas and research from psychology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, and literary theory are used to establish important links between the poetic structure of thought and everyday use of language. Particular use is made of the extensive research that has accumulated in experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics over the past 15 years.

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Author(s):
Gibbs, Raymond
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521429927
ISBN-13:
9780521429924
Number of pages:
527
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Very good, unread like new condition with a small line shaped stain/marking to edge pages

In this bold new work, Ray Gibbs demonstrates that human cognition is deeply poetic and that figurative imagination constitutes the way we understand ourselves and the world in which we live. The traditional view of the mind holds that thought and language are inherently literal and that poetic language is a special human ability requiring different cognitive and linguistic skills than employed in ordinary language. This view has imposed serious limitations on the scholarly study of mental life and on everyday folk conceptions of human experience. Poetics of Mind overturns the traditional perspective by showing how figurative aspects of language reveal the poetic structure of mind. Ideas and research from psychology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, and literary theory are used to establish important links between the poetic structure of thought and everyday use of language. Particular use is made of the extensive research that has accumulated in experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics over the past 15 years.

Author(s):
Gibbs, Raymond
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521429927
ISBN-13:
9780521429924
Number of pages:
527
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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