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LINGUIST List 24.4549

Thu Nov 14 2013

Books: Representing Space in Cognition: Tenbrink, Wiener, Claramunt (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Nov-2013
From: Annie Leyman <annie.leymanoup.com>
Subject: Representing Space in Cognition: Tenbrink, Wiener, Claramunt (Eds)
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Title: Representing Space in Cognition
Subtitle: Interrelations of behaviour, language, and formal models
Series Title: Explorations in Language and Space
Published: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199679911.do

Editor: Thora Tenbrink
Editor: Jan M. Wiener
Editor: Christophe Claramunt
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199679911 Pages: 336 Price: U.K. £ 70
Abstract:

This book considers how people talk about their environment, find their way in new surroundings, and plan routes. Part I explores the empirical insights gained from research in the cognitive underpinnings of spatial representation in language. Part II proposes solutions for capturing such insights formally, and in Part III authors discuss how theory is put into practice through spatial assistance systems. These three perspectives stem from research disciplines which deal with the spatial domain in different ways, and which often remain separate. In this book they are combined so as to highlight both the state of the art in the field and the benefit of building bridges between methodologies and disciplines. Finding our way and planning routes is relevant to us all; this book ultimately helps improve our everyday lives.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics
                            General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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