Formal and conceptual blending in Terry Pratchett's Discworld

The aim of the paper is to apply the findings of Blending Theory to the analysis of language data which go beyondthe boundaries of conventional linguistic choices. The pages of Terry Pratchett's comic fantasy series Discworld contain not only interesting examples of conceptual blends at all levels of text organisation but also genuine instantiations of lexical blends, which are a rarity in the world of everyday communication.

Keywords: Blending Theory, formal blends, intertextuality, unconventionality, Discworld

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