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Spatial Tools for Mathematical Thought

Kelly S. Mix

in The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Educators have long advocated the use of concrete models to teach mathematics. The impetus was to make abstract concepts accessible to young learners. However, research on their efficacy has been ... More


Objects in Space and Mind: From Reaching to Words

Linda B. Smith and Larissa K. Samuelson

in The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Cognition, behavior, and development all happen in space, through sensorimotor interactions in a spatial physical world. In his classic theory of the emergence of cognition, Piaget proposed that ... More


Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Ray Jackendoff

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book surveys the last thirty-five years of research in generative linguistics and related fields and offers a new understanding of how language, the brain, and perception intermesh. The book ... More


Concluding Remarks

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This concluding chapter reviews the various topics discussed in the preceding chapters. It is argued that enriched composition and the multiple tiers of semantics liberate syntactic theory from a ... More


Functional Features in Language and Space: Insights from Perception, Categorization, and Development

Laura Carlson and Emile van der Zee (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264339
eISBN:
9780191718519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264339.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The notions of ‘function’, ‘feature’, and ‘functional feature’ are associated with relatively new developments and insights in several areas of cognition. This book brings together different ... More


An Ecological Approach to the Interface between Language and Vision

RAJESH KASTURIRANGAN

in Functional Features in Language and Space: Insights from Perception, Categorization, and Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264339
eISBN:
9780191718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264339.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Spatial relations are represented in language as well as in perception. On the surface, the relationship between these forms of spatial representation is problematic. Language is schematic and ... More


Shape: A Developmental Product

LINDA B. SMITH

in Functional Features in Language and Space: Insights from Perception, Categorization, and Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264339
eISBN:
9780191718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264339.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter considers the idea that the perception of object shape — perceptions of the kind that can yield rapid and reliable object recognition — is learned by young children through their actions ... More


Adaptation of Perceptual and Semantic Features

ROGOSKY BRIAN and GOLDSTONE ROBERT

in Functional Features in Language and Space: Insights from Perception, Categorization, and Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264339
eISBN:
9780191718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264339.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the role of features in theories of concepts, perception, and language. Features are defined as psychological representations of properties of the world that can be processed ... More


Form and Function

BARBARA TVERSKY

in Functional Features in Language and Space: Insights from Perception, Categorization, and Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264339
eISBN:
9780191718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264339.003.0021
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter addresses the question of how we can account for spatial language. Perceptual features, functional features, schemas, context, and affordances are among the bases proposed. It is argued ... More


Granularity in taxonomy, time, and space

Jeffrey M. Zacks and Barbara Tversky

in Motion Encoding in Language and Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661213
eISBN:
9780191745348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661213.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

The objects of language and thought establish the granularity at which cognition operates. Granularity can vary with respect to taxonomic classification, time, and space. One might suppose that basic ... More


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