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LINGUIST List 17.3514

Tue Nov 28 2006

Books: Syntax: Levinson, Wilkins (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Grammars of Space: Levinson, Wilkins (Eds)

Message 1: Grammars of Space: Levinson, Wilkins (Eds)
Date: 16-Nov-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Grammars of Space: Levinson, Wilkins (Eds)

Title: Grammars of Space
Subtitle: Explorations in Cognitive Diversity
Series Title: Language Culture and Cognition 6
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Stephen C. Levinson
Editor: David P. Wilkins
Hardback: ISBN: 0521855837 Pages: 640 Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521855837 Pages: 640 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521671787 Pages: 640 Price: U.S. $ 55.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521671787 Pages: 640 Price: U.K. £ 29.99

Spatial language - that is, the way languages structure the spatial domain
- is an important area of current research, offering new insights into one
of the most central areas of human cognition. In this pioneering
collection, a team of leading scholars review the spatial domain across a
wide variety of languages. Contrary to existing assumptions, they show that
there is great variation in the way space is conceptually structured across
languages, thus substantiating the controversial question of how far the
foundations of human cognition are innate. Grammars of Space is a
supplement to the psychological information provided in its companion
volume, Space in Language and Cognition. It represents a new kind of work
in linguistics, 'Semantic Typology', which asks what are the semantic
parameters used to structure particular semantic fields. Comprehensive and
informative, it will be essential reading for those working on comparative
linguistics, spatial cognition, and the interface between them.

1. Introduction: the background to the study of the language of space
Stephen C. Levinson;
2. Towards an arrernte grammar of space
David Wilkins;
3. Sketch of Jaminjung grammar of space
Eva Schultze-Berndt;
4. Prolegomenon to a Warrwa grammar of space
Bill McGregor;
5. The language of space in Yélî Dnye
Stephen Levinson;
6. Prolegomena to a Kilivila grammar of space
Gunter Senft;
7. A sketch of the grammar of space in Tzeltal
Penelope Brown;
8. The expression of spatial reference in Yukatek Maya: a survey
Jürgen Bohnemeyer and Christel Stolz;
9. Approaching space in Tiriyó grammar
Sergio Meira;
10. Elements of the grammar of space in Ewe
Felix Ameka and James Essegbey;
11. Spatial language in Tamil
Eric Pederson;
12. A grammar of space in Japanese
Sotaro Kita;
13. Some properties of spatial description in Dutch
Miriam van Staden, Mariet Verhelst and Melissa Bowerman;
14. Patterns in the data: towards a semantic typology of spatial description
Stephen Levinson and David Wilkins.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Arrernte, Eastern (aer)
                            Djamindjung (djd)
                            Dutch (nld)
                            Even (eve)
                            Itza' (itz)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Kilivila (kij)
                            Tamil (tam)
                            Trió (tri)
                            Tzeltal, Bachajón (tzb)
                            Warrwa (wwr)

Written In: English (eng )

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