Ordered Chaos

Ordered Chaos

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This work presents a model for novel compound interpretation using Cognitive Grammar and schema theory. The model, based on analysis of established compounds and responses to novel compounds, claims that speakers try using real-world schemas attached to both element nouns to construct a relationship between them by matching already established patterns. When this is impossible, speakers often qmetaphorizeq the head noun.For each of these subpatterns, there is a lower-level linguistic template with a more specific meaning: (5-25) Animal + man ... In the case of tigers and giraffes, evidently a zoo schema (and for tigers a circus schema) took over to a certain extent, anbsp;...

Title:Ordered Chaos
Author: Mary Ellen Ryder
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1994

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