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Book: The Cognitive Linguistics Reader

Chapter: 21. Force Dynamics in Language and Cognition

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.31566


This paper relates to the schematic system of FORCE-DYNAMICS and argues that this system, as it is manifested in semantic structure, relates to the way in which objects are conceived relative to the exertion of force, which derives in embodied terms, from the haptic system.

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  • Leonard Talmy ( - talmy)