The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Hardcover | May 11, 2013

EditorCarita Paradis, Jean Hudson, Ulf Magnusson

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This book considers how language users express and understand literal and metaphorical spatial meaning not only in language but also through gesture and pointing. Researchers explore the ways in which theoretical developments in language and cognition, new empirical techniques, and newcomputational facilities have led to a greater understanding of the relationship between physical space and mental space as expressed in human communication.

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This book considers how language users express and understand literal and metaphorical spatial meaning not only in language but also through gesture and pointing. Researchers explore the ways in which theoretical developments in language and cognition, new empirical techniques, and newcomputational facilities have led to a greater unde...

Carita Paradis is Professor of English Linguistics at the Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University, Sweden. Her main research interests concern meaning in the broad sense. She specializes in lexical semantics and the modelling of meaning within the Cognitive Linguistics framework. She combines corpus methods and experimen...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:May 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199641633

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1. Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson: Introduction - Windows In: Empirical Evidence of Construals of Spatial Meaning2. Roger Johansson, Jana Holsanova, and Kenneth Holmqvist: Using Eye Movements and Spoken Discourse as Windows to Inner Space3. Peter Gardenfors and Massimo Warglien: The Development of Semantic Space for Pointing and Verbal Communication4. Marcua Perlman and Raymond Gibbs: Drawing Motion That Isn't There: Psycholinguistic Evidence on the Spatial Basis of Metaphorical Motion Verbs5. Nicla Rossini: Differential use of Dominant and Non-Dominant hands: A Window on Referential and Non-Referential Functions6. Kristiina Jokinen, Silvi Tenjes, and Ingrid Rummo: Embodied Interaction and Semiotic Categorization: Communicative Gestures of a Girl with Patau Syndrome7. Mark Tutton: Describing Adjacency Along the lateral Axis: The Complementary Roles of Speech and Gesture8. Per Durst-Andersen, Viktor Smith, and Ole Nedergaard Thomsen: Towards a Cognitive-Semiotic Typology of Motion Verbs9. Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova, Liliana Martinez, and Ole Edsberg: A Basic Level for the Encoding of Biological Motion10. Henrik Hovmark: Danish Directional Adverbs: Ways of Profiling a Motion Event11. Anne-katharina Harr and Maya Hickmann: How German and French Children Express Voluntary Motion12. Marlene Johansson Falck: Narrow paths, Difficult Roads, and Long Ways: Travel Through Space and Metaphorical Meaning13. Johan Pedersen: The way-Construction and Cross-linguistic Variation in Syntax. Implications for Typological Theory14. Elena Tribushinina: Spatial Adjectives in Dutch Child Language: Towards a usage-based Model of Adjective Acquisition15. carita paradis and Caroline Willners: Negation and Approximation of Antonymic Meanings as Configuration Construals in SpaceReferencesIndex