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The Literary Mind : the Origins of Thought and Language.

Author: Mark Turner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 1996.
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We usually consider literary thinking to be peripheral and dispensable, an activity for specialists: poets, prophets, lunatics, and babysitters. Certainly we do not think it is the basis of the mind. We think of stories and parables from Aesop's Fables or The Thousand and One Nights, for example, as exotic tales set in strange lands, with spectacular images, talking animals, and fantastic plots--wonderful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Turner, Mark.
Literary Mind : The Origins of Thought and Language.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©1996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Turner
ISBN: 9780198026402 0198026404
OCLC Number: 727649098
Description: 1 online resource (333 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgments; 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; Notes; Further Reading on Image Schemas; Index.

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We usually consider literary thinking to be peripheral and dispensable, an activity for specialists: poets, prophets, lunatics, and babysitters. Certainly we do not think it is the basis of the mind. We think of stories and parables from Aesop's Fables or The Thousand and One Nights, for example, as exotic tales set in strange lands, with spectacular images, talking animals, and fantastic plots--wonderful entertainments, often insightful, but well removed from logic and science, and entirely foreign to the world of everyday thought. But Mark Turner argues that this common wisdom is wrong. The.

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