Representing Direction in Language and Space - Explorations in Language and Space 1 (Paperback)
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Representing Direction in Language and Space - Explorations in Language and Space 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 14/08/2003
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This book considers how it is possible for people to use directions like 'above the table' or 'over the city'. How does our brain or any other information processing system represent a direction as a spatial entity? And, how is it possible to link such a representation to language, so that we talk about a direction we have in mind? When we look at or imagine a scene, what entities can be employed for representing a direction, and what are the parts in language that can be used to talk about directions? This book brings together research from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, computer science, anthropology, and neuroscience to answer these intriguing questions. By considering direction representation across different languages and in different information processing systems, this book gives an overview of the main issues in this area for both the interested novice and the specialized researcher.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199260195
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 543 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm

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