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Foundations of MindOrigins of Conceptual Thought$
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Jean Matter Mandler

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311839

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311839.001.0001

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Some Image-Schemas and Their Functions

Some Image-Schemas and Their Functions

(p.93) 5 Some Image-Schemas and Their Functions
Foundations of Mind

Jean Matter Mandler

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the five image-schemas that appear to be foundational to a first conceptual division of the world into animals and artifacts: self-motion, animate motion, and linked paths for animals; and inanimate motion and caused motion for artifacts. It cites experimental data showing that infants are sensitive to the information involved in these schematic notions. For the most part, the data can only show that infants make one or another discrimination, and categorize on the basis of it. The chapter then discusses image-schema representation of some spatial relations that appear to be conceptualized from an early age, such as containment, support, up, and down.

Keywords:   image-schema, conceptual division, animals, artefacts, self-motion, animate motion, linked paths, inanimate motion, caused motion, spatial relations

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