Foundational Issues in Grammar

“Cognitive models are directly embodied with respect to their content, or else they are systematically linked to directly embodied models. Cognitive models structure thought and are used in forming categories and in reasoning. … Polysemy arises from the fact that there are systematic relationships between different cognitive models and between elements of the same model. The same word is used for elements that stand in such cognitive relations to one another”

–George Lakoff 1987, 13