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Name: Eric  Pederson
Institution: University of Oregon
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Homepage: http://logos.uoregon.edu/faculty/pederson/index.html
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Kurumba, Kannada
Selected Publications: In Press. 'Cognitive Linguistics and linguistics relativity' In The Cognitive Linguistics Handbook, D. Geeraerts and H. Cuyckens, eds. Oxford University Press.

In Press. 'Tamil spatial language' in The grammars of space, S. Levinson and D. Wilkins eds. Cambridge University Press.

Pederson, E. In Press. 'Event Realization in Tamil' in Crosslinguistic perspectives on argument structure: Implications for learnability, P. Brown and M. Bowerman, eds. Lawrence Erlbaum.

2003. 'How many reference frames?' In Spatial Cognition 3. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

2003. 'Mirror-image discrimination among nonliterate, monoliterate, and biliterate Tamil speakers.' Written Language and Literacy 6(1): 71-91.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language and Conceptualization
 Event Representation in Language and Cognition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language and Conceptualization
Courses Taught: Workgroup in Cognitive Linguistics



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