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The Language-Specificity of Conceptual Structure: Path, Fictive Motion, and Time Relations

Jürgen Bohnemeyer

in Words and the Mind: How words capture human experience

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195311129
eISBN:
9780199776924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311129.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter addresses the encoding of spatial semantics at Conceptual Structure (CS) in the framework proposed by Jackendoff. Jackendoff envisions CS as a language-independent faculty of cognition ... More


Precursors to Verb Learning: Infants' Understanding of Motion Events

Marianella Casasola, Jui Bhagwat, and Kim T. Ferguson

in Action Meets Word: How children learn verbs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195170009
eISBN:
9780199893300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter shows how particular relational meanings are formed independently of language, whereas others require linguistic input to develop. It argues that the contribution of nonlinguistic versus ... More


The Unique Vector Constraint: The Impact of Direction Changes on the Linguistic Segmentation of Motion Events

JÜRGEN BOHNEMEYER

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/9780199260195.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores a principle of motion event coding that appears to be shared across languages: the unique vector constraint (UVC). The UVC determines the complexity of direction information ... More


Space and Language

Barbara Landau and James E. Hoffman

in Spatial Representation: From Gene to Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195385373
eISBN:
9780199979189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385373.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

The chapter presents studies on the semantics and syntax of motion events, the semantics of spatial terms engaging reference systems (e.g. above, below, right, left), and those expressing both ... More


The encoding of motion events in Estonian

Renate Pajusalu, Neeme Kahusk, Heili Orav, Ann Veismann, Kadri Vider, and Haldur Õim

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/9780199661213.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

The chapter deals with the analysis of sentence structure on the layer where semantic role categories such as AGENT, PATIENT, OBJECT, etc. play a crucial role. The main objective is to find out which ... More


How German and French Children Express Voluntary Motion

Anne-Katharina Harr and Maya Hickmann

in The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

A number of studies show that language-specific properties have an impact on speakers’ spatial representations. These findings have revived questions concerning the impact of general developmental vs ... More


The Way-construction and Cross-linguistic Variation in Syntax: Implications for Typological Theory

Johan Pedersen

in The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter presents a cross-linguistic analysis of the English way-construction and other complex predicate constructions, which have recently been analysed from a CONSTRUCTIONAL POINT OF VIEW ... More


Non-canonical objects, motion events, and verb/satellite-framed typology

Xuhui Hu

in Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808466
eISBN:
9780191846069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808466.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the Synchronic Grammaticalisation Hypothesis and the theory of the syntax of events, this chapter explores the syntactic nature of the Chinese non-canonical object construction. The object ... More


Homesign as a way-station between co-speech gesture and sign language: the evolution of segmentation and sequencing

Ann Senghas, Asli Özyürek, and Susan Goldin-Meadow

in The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654840
eISBN:
9780191759000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654840.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter takes segmentation and combination to be a fundamental feature of modern languages, bringing to bear on the evolution of this feature evidence derived from some newly emergent linguistic ... More


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