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Query Details

Query Subject:   Space/Time Reference in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Author:   Keyi Sun
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Psycholinguistics

Query:   I am a phd student in psycholinguistics, recently studying how time-
related metaphors are embodied into directions. I am using English
speakers as a control group. one of the participants is from Denmark,
who can speak Danish, English, and understands Norwegian and
Swedish, and I am considering how the other languages might have
effects on his perception of time-direction relationships.

As in English, we know future is front, and past is back, but this
direction-time relation differs depending on languages. Do Danish,
Norwegian and Swedish have a similar structure between space and
time? Or do any one of them might have a future-back, past-front
relationship, or any lexcial item in time-related expression might use
different word? For example, in some languages the expression 'a
week front' may mean a week ago, but in other languages it may mean
a week later.

Any resources related to this topic would be greatly appreciated.

LL Issue: 23.3090
Date posted: 17-Jul-2012


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