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Defining Spatial Relations: Reconciling Axis and Vector Representations

LAURA CARLSON, TERRY REGIER, and ERIC COVEY

in Representing Direction in Language and Space

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260195
eISBN:
9780191717345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260195.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores how spatial terms such as above are mapped onto spatial regions, with a particular focus on two types of representation: reference frames and spatial templates. Reference frames ... More


Attention in Spatial Language: Bridging Geometry and Function

REGIER TERRY, CARLSON LAURA, and CORRIGAN BRYCE

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/9780199264339.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter argues that spatial language is determined in part by attentional deployment over objects. This attentional deployment may be driven by both geometry and habitual object function. Thus, ... More


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