Language and Space by Paul Bloom

Language and Space

EditorPaul Bloom, Mary A. Peterson, Lynn Nadel

Paperback | September 29, 1999

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$58.50

Earn 293 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The study of the relationship between natural language and spatial cognition has the potential to yield answers to vexing questions about the nature of the mind, language, and culture. The fifteen original contributions in Language and Space bring together the major lines of research and the most important theoretical viewpoints in the areas of psychology, linguistics, anthropology, and neuroscience, providing a much needed synthesis across these diverse domains.

Each chapter gives a clear up-to-date account of a particular research program. Overall, they address such questions as: how does the brain represent space, how many kinds of spatial representations are there, how do we learn to talk about space and what role does culture play in these matters, should experimental tests of the relations between space and language be restricted to closed-class linguistic elements or must the role of open-class elements be considered as well? Throughout authors speak to each other's arguments, laying bare key areas of agreement and disagreement.

Contributors: Manfred Bierwisch, Paul Bloom, Melissa Bowerman, Karen Emmorey, Merrill Garrett, Ray Jackendoff, Philip Johnson-Laird, Barbara Landau, Willem Levelt, Stephen Levinson, Gordon Logan, Jean Mandler, Lynn Nadel, John O'Keefe, Mary Peterson, Daniel Sadler, Tim Shallice, Len Talmy, Barbara Tversky

About The Author

Mark Girolami is Professor of Computing and Inferential Science in the Department of Computing Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of Glasgow. Mary A. Peterson is Professor in the Cognition and Neural Systems Program in the Department of Psychology and Research Social Scientist in the Cognitive Science Program at...
Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

by Paul Bloom

$30.58$33.50

In stock online

Available in stores

Against Empathy: The Case For Rational Compassion
Against Empathy: The Case For Rational Compassion

by Paul Bloom

$18.69$21.00

Pre-order online

Not yet available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Language and SpaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 9 × 7 × 1.4 inPublished:September 29, 1999Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262522667

ISBN - 13:9780262522663

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Language and Space

Reviews

Extra Content

From Our Editors

This book contributes to the study of the link between natural language and spatial cognition. Language and Space features 15 contributors from a range of fields including psychology, linguistics, anthropology and neuroscience. By putting their ideas together, readers get a whole picture of new developments. The experts ask interesting questions including how do we learn to talk about space and how does the brain represent space?

Editorial Reviews

An excellent volume for bringing readers up to date with recent developments.... Language and Space can be considered a blueprint that should guide the future research in this area for years to come.