Subjectivity in the act of representing: The case for subjective motion and change [Book Review]

The objective in the present paper is to analyze the aspect of subjectivity having to do with construing motion and change where no motion and change exists outside the representation, that is, in cases where the conceptualizer does not intend to convey the idea that these properties exist in the state of affairs described. In the process of doing so, I will elaborate on a critique of the notion of fictivity as it is currently being used in cognitive linguistics.
Keywords Subjective motion  Subjective change  Fictivity  Fictive motion  Semantic meaning  Enactment  Virtuality  Subjecthood  Construal
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DOI 10.1007/s11097-009-9123-9
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George Lakoff (1980). Metaphors We Live By. University of Chicago Press.
Lawrence W. Barsalou (1999). Perceptual Symbol Systems. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (4):577-660.

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