Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Cognitive Linguistics

Editor-in-Chief: Newman, John / Divjak, Dagmar

4 Issues per year


IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 2.135

CiteScore 2017: 1.62

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 1.032
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.930

Online
ISSN
1613-3641
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 26, Issue 1

Issues

Is conceptual blending the key to the mystery of human evolution and cognition?

Vladimir Glebkin
  • Corresponding author
  • The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Gymnasium 1514, Moscow
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2014-12-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2014-0067

Abstract

This study addresses conceptual blending theory, as originated by Fauconnier and Turner, focusing on their view of the development of double-scope blending as the cause for the origin of language and forms of culture. The author raises certain criticisms of the theory's underpinnings and methodology. In particular, he points to a lack of cultural-historical analysis and a gap between some of the predictions of conceptual blending theory and the data of real-time experiments. It is shown that a view of blending as an important tool to adapt knowledge to the experience of people is more correct than its interpretation as a basic instrument for the creation of new knowledge.

Keywords: conceptual blending; criticism; cultural-historical approach; origin of language

About the article

Received: 2013-12-18

Revised: 2014-05-12

Accepted: 2014-08-21

Published Online: 2014-12-19

Published in Print: 2015-02-01


Citation Information: Cognitive Linguistics, Volume 26, Issue 1, Pages 95–111, ISSN (Online) 1613-3641, ISSN (Print) 0936-5907, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cog-2014-0067.

Export Citation

©2015 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Munich/Boston.Get Permission

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in