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It's in the Eye of the Beholder: Spatial Language and Spatial Memory Use the Same Perceptual Reference Frames

John Lipinski, John P. Spencer, 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/9780199553242.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

It's in the Eye of the Beholder: Spatial Language and Spatial Memory Use the Same Perceptual Reference Frames Lipinski et al.Spatial language provides an effective domain to examine the connection ... More


Language and the Development of Spatial Reasoning *

Anna Shusterman and Elizabeth Spelke

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that human and animal minds indeed depend on a collection of domain-specific, task-specific, and encapsulated cognitive systems: on a set of cognitive ‘modules’ in Fodor's sense. ... More


The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Kelly S. Mix, Linda B. Smith, and Michael Gasser (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In this book, we ask how space, language, and thought interact in learning and development. This encompasses not only how children learn about space and spatial language, but also how language and ... More


Encoding Space in Spatial Language

Laura A. Carlson

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/9780199553242.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

We all share a common spatial experience but talk about this experience in very different ways. One way to understand this variability is to identify which linguistic properties are associated with ... More


Introduction—Spatial Language and Dialogue: Navigating the Domain

Kenny R. Coventry, Thora Tenbrink, and John Bateman

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the main topic of the book, which evaluates how people talk about the location of objects and places through dialogue. It defines spatial language and it's relation to ... More


Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language

Inderjeet Mani and James Pustejovsky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199601240
eISBN:
9780191738968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601240.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Natural language allows for efficient communication of elaborate descriptions of movement without requiring precise specification of the motion. Interpreting Motion is the first book to analyze the ... 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


Axes and Direction in Spatial Language and Spatial Cognition

BARBARA LANDAU

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/9780199260195.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter argues that axial representations are engaged in both linguistic and non-linguistic tasks. Axial structure is required to account for performance in object location memory tasks, ... More


Time, Motion, and Meaning: The Experiential Basis of Abstract Thought

Michael Ramscar, Teenie Matlock, and Lera Boroditsky

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/9780199553242.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

How are abstract ideas acquired and structured? How do we gain an understanding of things we can neither see nor touch? One possible answer to these questions is that people's understanding of ... 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


On the Infant's Prelinguistic Conception of Spatial Relations: Three Developmental Trends and Their Implications for Spatial Language Learning

Paul C. Quinn

in The Emerging Spatial Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195189223
eISBN:
9780199848096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides a review of a line of studies suggesting that infants prior to one year of age are not completely flexible in terms of ... 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


Spatial Prepositions, Spatial Templates, and ‘Semantic’ versus ‘Pragmatic’ Visual Representations

KENNY COVENTRY

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/9780199260195.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter argues that an account of the use and comprehension of spatial prepositions is likely to involve at least two dimensions, one geometric and one extra-geometric. The nature of frame of ... More


Functional Features in Language and Space

LAURA A. CARLSON and EMILE VAN DER ZEE

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/9780199264339.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter begins by laying out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the role of functional features in language and space, and then to explore what functional features might be and why ... 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


Motion Encoding in Language and Space

Mila Vulchanova and Emile van der Zee (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661213
eISBN:
9780191745348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661213.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This volume in the Explorations in Language and Space series contains a unique collection of chapters on the way in which motion is encoded in language. Although the way in which people encode motion ... More


Explaining the Development of Spatial Reorientation: Modularity-Plus-Language versus the Emergence of Adaptive Combination

Nora S. Newcombe and Kristin R. Ratliff

in The Emerging Spatial Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195189223
eISBN:
9780199848096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the two views of the development of spatial reorientation — modularity-plus-language and adaptive combination — ... More


Is it in or is it on? The Influence of Geometry and Location Control on Children’s Descriptions of Containment and Support Events

LYNN RICHARDS and KENNY COVENTRY

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/9780199264339.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Spatial language comprehension and production is affected not only by where objects are positioned in space but also by what those objects are and how they are interacting with each other over time. ... More


Being Near the Ceramic, but not Near the Mug: On the Role of Construal in Spatial Language

SANDEEP PRASADA

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/9780199264339.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Construals or conceptions are particular ways of understanding what something is, and, as such, they embody explanatory structures. This chapter presents a theory of the formal explanatory structures ... More


Representing Space in Cognition: Interrelations of behaviour, language, and formal models

Thora Tenbrink, Jan M. Wiener, and Christophe Claramunt (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679911
eISBN:
9780191760112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679911.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Research in the areas of spatial language, spatial cognition, and spatial information science has undergone a rapid development within the past decades. Increasingly, interdisciplinary efforts are ... More


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