LINGUIST List 14.2433

Mon Sep 15 2003

Books: Cog Science/Neuroling: van der Zee, Slack (eds)

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  1. tom.perridge, Representing Direction in Language and Space: van der Zee, Slack

Message 1: Representing Direction in Language and Space: van der Zee, Slack

Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 12:50:03 +0000
From: tom.perridge <>
Subject: Representing Direction in Language and Space: van der Zee, Slack

Title: Representing Direction in Language and Space
Series Title: Language and Space
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Emile van der Zee, University of Lincoln 
Editor: Jon Slack, University of Lincoln 

Hardback: ISBN: 0199260184, Pages: 298, Price: �50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0199260192, Pages: 298, Price: �24.50

This book considers how it is possible for people to use directions
like 'above the table' or 'over the city'. How does our brain or any
other information processing system represent a direction as a spatial
entity? And, how is it possible to link such a representation to
language, so that we talk about a direction we have in mind? When we
look at or imagine a scene, what entities can be employed for
representing a direction, and what are the parts in language that can
be used to talk about directions? This book brings together research
from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, computer science,
anthropology, and neuroscience to answer these intriguing
questions. By considering direction representation across different
languages and in different information processing systems, this book
gives an overview of the main issues in this area for both the
interested novice and the specialized researcher.

Lingfield(s): Cognitive Science
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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