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Ardebili L, Barekat B, Rovshan B, mohammad ebrahimi Z. Text Coherence as Determined by Conceptual Blending Theory. IQBQ. 2015; 6 (5) :27-47
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-14-1486-en.html
1- Ph.D. in Linguistics, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics & Foreign Languages, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran
4- Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (3114 Views)
  This article, as a part of a broader study about the efficacy of the Conceptual Blending Theory in explanation of cognitive component of meaning construction process, examines how Conceptual Blending Theory can be applied for exploring text coherence in folktales. Two main questions of this paper are that: by using the parameters of Conceptual Blending Theory, is it possible to analyze the text coherence of a folktale and to what extent the findings of this paper can be generalized. It is assumed that by using Conceptual Blending framework we are able to explain the text coherence, as an important factor in meaning construction. The findings of this paper show that the application of Conceptual Blending provides an excellent analytical tool for exploring text coherence and meaning construction process in human mind.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Linguistics|Sense
Received: 2013/06/26 | Accepted: 2013/09/22 | Published: 2015/11/22

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