BeschreibungSpatial language - that is, the way in which languages structure the spatial domain - is an important area of current research, offering new insights into one of the most central areas of human cognition. In this pioneering collection, a team of leading linguists and psychologists review the spatial domain across a wide variety of languages. Contrary to existing assumptions, they show that there is great variation in the way space is conceptually structured across languages, thus substantiating the controversial question of how far the foundations of human cognition are innate.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Preface; 1. The background to the study of the language of space Stephen C. Levinson and David P. Wilkins; 2. Towards an Arrernte grammar of space David P. Wilkins; 3. Sketch of a Jaminjung grammar of space Eva Schultze-Berndt; 4. Prolegomenon to a Warrwa grammar of space William B. McGregor; 5. The language of space in Yeli Dnye Stephen C. Levinson; 6. Prolegomena to a Kilivila grammar of space Gunter Senft; 7. A sketch of the grammar of space in Tzeltal Penelope Brown; 8. Spatial reference in Yukatek Maya: a survey Jurgen Bohnemeyer and Christel Stolz; 9. Approaching space in Tiriyo grammar Sergio Meira; 10. Elements of the grammar of space in Ewe Felix K. Ameka and James Essegbey; 11. Spatial language in Tamil Eric Pederson; 12. A grammar of space in Japanese Sotaro Kita; 13. Some properties of spatial description in Dutch Miriam van Staden, Melissa Bowerman and Mariet Verhelst; 14. Patterns in the data: towards a semantic typology of spatial description Stephen C. Levinson and David P. Wilkins; Appendices; References; Author index; Language/language family index; Subject index.
PortraitStephen C. Levinson is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, and Professor of comparative linguistics at Radboud University, Nijmegen. David Wilkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Communication Studies at San Francisco State University, and a research scientist in the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders, VANCHCS Martinez, California.
Untertitel: Explorations in Cognitive Diversity. 'Language, Culture and Cognition'. 66 figures. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 640 Seiten