Motion Encoding in Language and Space

Hardcover | December 29, 2012

EditorMila Vulchanova, Emile Van Der Zee

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This book brings together researchers in linguistics, computer science, psychology and cognitive science to investigate how motion is encoded in language. The book is divided into two parts. Part I considers the parameters at play in motion encoding (including directed motion) by presentingnew research on Estonian, English, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Italian, German, Russian, Persian, and Tamil. Part II investigates the way in which different levels of spatial resolution or granularity play a role in the encoding of motion in language.

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This book brings together researchers in linguistics, computer science, psychology and cognitive science to investigate how motion is encoded in language. The book is divided into two parts. Part I considers the parameters at play in motion encoding (including directed motion) by presentingnew research on Estonian, English, Norwegian, ...

Mila Vulchanova received her DrArtium degree in theoretical linguistics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1996. Her professional expertise covers a wide range of topics, including linguistic theory, lexical semantics, language and cognition, spatial categorization and language, language acquisition, developmenta...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199661219

ISBN - 13:9780199661213

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1. Emile van der Zee and Mila Vulchanova: IntroductionPart 1: Motion Encoding Across Languages: Multiple methods and applications2. Mila Vulchanova, Liliana Martinez, and Valentin Vulchanov: Distinctions in the Linguistic Encoding of Motion: Evidence from a free naming task3. Renate Pajusalu, Neeme Kahusk, Heili Orav, Ann Veismann, Kadri Vider, and Haldur Oim: The Encoding of Motion Events in Estonian4. Yury Lander, Timur Maisak, and Ekaterina Rakhilina: Domains fo Aqua-Motion: A case study in lexical typology5. Andi Winterboer, Thora Tenbrink, and Reinhard Moratz: Spatial Directionals for Robot Navigation6. Aleander Klippe, Thora Tenbrink, and Daniel R. Montello: The Role of Structure and Function in the Conceptualization of DirectionsPart 2: Granularity7. Jeffrey M. Zacks and Barbara Tversky: Granularity in Taxonomy, Time, and Space8. Miriam van Staden and Bhuvana Narasimham: Granularity, in the Cross-linguistic Encoding of Motion and Location9. Mark Tutton: Granularity, Space, and Motion-framed Location10. Hedda Schmidtke: Path and Place: Lexical specification of granular compatibility11. Urpo Nikanne and Emile van der Zee: The Lexical Representation of Path-curvature in Motion Expressions: A three-way path curvature distinctionReferencesIndex