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The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition
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The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Kelly S. Mix, Linda B. Smith, and Michael Gasser

Abstract

In this book, we ask how space, language, and thought interact in learning and development. This encompasses not only how children learn about space and spatial language, but also how language and cognition are grounded in space. People think and act in a spatial medium. How does this impact language learning? How does it frame human concepts? Does the acquisition of language change the way we experience space? The chapters gathered here represent a broad range of perspectives on these questions. They are authored by experts in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, computer science, ... More

Keywords: space, spatial language, cognition, language learning, human concepts, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199553242
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly S. Mix, editor
Michigan State University
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Linda B. Smith, editor
Indiana University
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Michael Gasser, editor
Indiana University
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