oa Alternation - Untangling the web: inferential links in a narrative of deceit, repentance and forgiveness

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



In this paper I analyse the parable that Nathan told to King David about a rich man who slaughtered a poor man's lamb to feed a visitor. As analytical procedure I utilise the theory of conceptual blending that was first formulated in Fauconnier (1985) as a theory of mental spaces, but which has subsequently been expanded and refined by Fauconnier & Turner and others, and renamed the theory of conceptual blending.

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