The Literary Mind: The Origins of Thought and Language

The Literary Mind: The Origins of Thought and Language

by Mark Turner


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Turner ranges from the tools of modern linguistics and classical rhetoric to the recent work of neuroscientists to literary masterpieces by Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and Proust, to explain how story and projection--and their powerful combination in parable--are fundamental to everyday thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195126679
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/01/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 533,748
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Turner is Institute Professor and Professor and Chair of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University.

Table of Contents

1. Bedtime with Shahrazad
2. Human Meaning
3. Body Action
4. Figured Tales
5. Creative Blends
6. Many Spaces
7. Single Lives
8. Language
Further Reading on Image Schemas

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