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Title: Representing Direction in Language and Space
Edited By: Emile van der Zee
Jon Slack
URL: http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-926019-2
Series Title: Language and Space
Description:

This book considers how it is possible for people to use directions like 'above the table' or 'over the city'. How does our brain or any other information processing system represent a direction as a spatial entity? And, how is it possible to link such a representation to language, so that we talk about a direction we have in mind? When we look at or imagine a scene, what entities can be employed for representing a direction, and what are the parts in language that can be used to talk about directions? This book brings together research from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, computer science, anthropology, and neuroscience to answer these intriguing questions. By considering direction representation across different languages and in different information processing systems, this book gives an overview of the main issues in this area for both the interested novice and the specialized researcher.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199260184
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 298
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ISBN: 0199260192
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 298
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