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Current Events: How Infants Parse the World and Events for Language

Shannon M. Pruden, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta M. Golinkoff

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on what children need to know about events before they learn their first verbs and, more broadly, their first relational terms. Topics covered include when infants begin to ... More


Infant Spatial Categorization from an Information Processing Approach

Marianella Casasola

in Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195366709
eISBN:
9780199863969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Vision

This chapter outlines recent findings on infant spatial categorization, and examines these findings within the context of a constructivist information-processing approach. This approach offers a ... More


Origins of Some Representational Categories

Tyler Burge

in Origins of Objectivity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581405
eISBN:
9780191723223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581405.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses some relatively basic sorts of perceptual attribution: body, numerosity, spatial relations, and temporal relations. It elaborates accounts of constitutive conditions for having ... More


Some Image-Schemas and Their Functions

Jean Matter Mandler

in Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311839
eISBN:
9780199786770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311839.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the five image-schemas that appear to be foundational to a first conceptual division of the world into animals and artifacts: self-motion, animate motion, and linked paths for ... More


Optics

Russell L. De Valois and Karen K. De Valois

in Spatial Vision

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195066579
eISBN:
9780199872220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066579.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the factors that affect ability to perceive spatial relations in the visual world. These include the nature of light, image-forming characteristics of the eye, photochemical ... More


Developmental Constraints on the Representation of Spatial Relation Information: Evidence from Preverbal Infants

PAUL C. QUINN

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/9780199264339.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter reviews evidence that infants can form category representations for spatial relations such as Above, Below, and Between. It discusses two developmental changes. First, category ... 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


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


Adapting Spatial Concepts for Different Languages: From Preverbal Event Schemas to Semantic Categories

Soonja Choi and Laraine McDonough

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/9780195189223.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of the research showing that there is truth to be found in the different views of spatial concept development; ... More


Words and the Mind: How words capture human experience

Barbara Malt and Phillip Wolff (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195311129
eISBN:
9780199776924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311129.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The study of word meanings promises important insights into the nature of the human mind by revealing what people find to be most cognitively significant in their experience. However, as we learn ... More


Commentary: Linking Internal Representations to the External World via Spatial Relations

Laura Carlson

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/9780195189223.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter evaluates one example of the link between the underlying spatial representation and the external information that is presented in ... More


Ontological Problems for the Semantics of Spatial Expressions in Natural Language

GAMBOROTTO PIERRE and Muller Philippe

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/9780199260195.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides a cogent argument for starting with regions of space as the primitives for building a geometric representation of direction. A key advantage of taking regions of space as ... More


The Bicycle Pedal is in Front of the Table. Why some Objects do not Fit into some Spatial Relations

MANUEL DE VEGA and MARÍA J. RODRIGO

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/9780199264339.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the meaning of locative sentences involving directional terms such as ‘in front of’, ‘behind’, ‘right of’, etc. First, it contrasts two spatial communication tasks: pointing to ... 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


Introduction

Sara Mills

in Gender and Colonial Space

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053351
eISBN:
9781781702284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053351.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the process by which spatial relations are considered classed, raced and gendered within the imperial and colonial contexts. It notes that the focus of the study ... 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


Gender and Colonial Space

Sara Mills

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053351
eISBN:
9781781702284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053351.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is an analysis of the complex links between social relations—including notions of class, nationality and gender—and spatial relations, landscape, architecture and topography—in ... More


Spatial Dimensions of Private Law

Nick Jackson and John Wightman

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The rights and duties attributed to private law are often not expressed explicitly in spatial terms. While some aspects like property rights may in fact be articulated in spatial terms, such aspects ... More


Processing Asymmetries in the Visual System

Joseph B. Hellige, Bruno Laeng, and Chikashi Michimata

in The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.003.0279
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter, which describes visual asymmetries from a human perspective, highlighting the underlying spatial properties that give rise to object perception and how these features are lateralized in ... More


How Finnish Postpositions See the Axis System

URPO NIKANNE

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/9780199260195.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses the axis system lexicalized in the semantics of Finnish postpositions. There are two kinds of postposition in Finnish meaning ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’: these postpositions ... More


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