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Title: Space in Language and Linguistics
Subtitle: Geographical, Interactional, and Cognitive Perspectives
Edited By: Peter Auer
Martin Hilpert
Anja Stukenbrock
Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
Series Title: De Gruyter linguae & litterae 24

This book brings together three perspectives on language and space that are quite well-researched within themselves, but which so far are lacking productive interconnections. Specifically, the book aims to interconnect the following research areas:

- Language, space, and geography
- Grammar, space, and cognition
- Language and interactional spaces

The contributions in this book cover geographical language variation within and across languages, language use in stationary and mobile interactional spaces, computer-mediated communication, and spatial reasoning across languages. This range of issues showcases the thematic and methodological breadth of research on language and space. In order to identify interconnections, the respective contributions are accompanied by commentaries that highlight common threads.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110311969
Pages: 697
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110312027
Pages: 697
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95