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Title: Language, Cognition and Space
Subtitle: The State of the Art and New Directions
Edited By: Vyvyan Evans
Chilton Paul
Series Title: Advances in Cognitive Linguistics
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781845535018
Pages: 672
Prices: U.K. £ 35

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781845532529
Pages: 672
Prices: U.K. £ 90