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Vectors across Spatial Domains: From Place to Size, Orientation, Shape, and Parts

JOOST ZWARTS

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/9780199260195.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter describes a formal semantic model of space based on vectors that integrates the semantics of four spatial domains: size, orientation, shape, and spatial parts. In this way, two important ... More


Language and social capital in Singapore

Viniti Vaish, Teck Kiang Tan, Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng, David Hogan, and Trivina Kang

in English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028436
eISBN:
9789882206939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines language maintenance as an outcome of social capital within particular ethnic groups in Singapore. It analyzes the differences in language use on the basis of ethnicity and ... More


Systemic Transition Dynamics and Conflict Drivers in the China–United States Transition Context

David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson

in Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226040332
eISBN:
9780226040509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040509.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In contrast to the abstractions of the preceding chapter, general factors are translated into a specific discussion of the evolution of the China-United States relationship – albeit with a stress on ... More


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