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LINGUIST List 21.3069

Mon Jul 26 2010

Books: Cognitive Science: Evans, Paul (Eds)

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        1.    Janet Joyce, Language, Cognition and Space: Evans, Paul (Eds)

Message 1: Language, Cognition and Space: Evans, Paul (Eds)
Date: 18-Jul-2010
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Language, Cognition and Space: Evans, Paul (Eds)
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Title: Language, Cognition and Space
Subtitle: The State of the Art and New Directions
Series Title: Advances in Cognitive Linguistics
Published: 2010
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Editor: Vyvyan Evans
Editor: Chilton Paul
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845532529 Pages: 672 Price: U.K. £ 90 Comment: $175
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845535018 Pages: 672 Price: U.K. £ 35 Comment: $68
Abstract:

Spatial perception and cognition is fundamental to human abilities to navigate
through space, identify and locate objects, and track entities in motion.
Moreover, research findings in the last couple of decades reveal that many of
the mechanisms humans employ to achieve this are largely innate, providing
abilities to store 'cognitive maps' for locating themselves and others,
locations, directions and routes. In this humans are like many other species.

However, unlike other species, humans can employ language in order to
represent space. The human linguistic ability combined with the human ability
for spatial representation apparently results in rich, creative and sometimes
surprising extensions of representations for three-dimensional physical
space. The present volume brings together 19 articles from leading scholars
who investigate the relationship between spatial cognition and spatial
language. The volume is fully representative of the state of the art in terms
of language and space research, and points to new directions in terms of
findings, theory, and practice.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng )

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