The Role of Creativity in Multimodal Construction Grammar

Mark Turner 1
  • 1 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Mark Turner
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  • Case Western Reserve University, Cognitive Science, 607 Crawford Hall, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, USA
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Abstract

Construction Grammar accepts responsibility to account for forms of creativity otherwise almost entirely ignored in linguistics. This commitment is wise, given that creativity is the engine that develops systems of communication. Blending is the main mechanism of this creativity.

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