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Title: Motion Encoding in Language and Space
Edited By: Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova
Emile van der Zee
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199661213.do
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This book brings together researchers in linguistics, computer science, psychology and cognitive science to investigate how motion is encoded in language. The book is divided into two parts. Part I considers the parameters at play in motion encoding (including directed motion) by presenting new research on Estonian, English, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Italian, German, Russian, Persian, and Tamil. Part II investigates the way in which different levels of spatial resolution or granularity play a role in the encoding of motion in language. For the US version, published in 2013, see the following URL: http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/SemanticsPragmaticsPhilosophyofL/?view=usa&ci=9780199661213

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
English
Estonian
German
Italian
Norwegian Bokmål
Persian, Iranian
Russian
Tamil
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199661213
Pages: 256
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