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What we mean by meaning: Conceptual integration in gesture analysis and transcription

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Determining what a gesture “means” is an intuitive inferential process, which can profit from the application of a formalism which guides analysis. This paper uses a detailed exploration of a single example to illustrate the efficacy of the conceptual integration framework (Fauconnier & Turner, 2002) in organizing and understanding the process of meaning construction, and particularly in helping the analyst to understand the relationship between iconicity and metaphor.
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Keywords: blending; conceptual integration; gesture; meaning

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: University of Chicago 2: University of California, Berkeley

Publication date: 2004-01-01

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