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The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson

Abstract

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space explores the construal and expression of various aspects of the SPACE domain. Within the broad framework of Cognitive Linguistics, the research reported probes the interaction between language and cognition. We take linguistics to encompass both verbal and non-verbal communication systems and include metaphorical as well as literal forms of expression. Although the papers focus on the relation between physical and mental space as expressed in human communication, they cover a wide variety of research topics and reflec ... More

Keywords: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, antonyms, conceptual space, constructional constraints, corpus data, directional adverbs, embodied simulation, eye-tracking, gesture, manner, metaphorical motion, patau syndrome, path, pointing, route direction, verbs of locomotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carita Paradis, editor
Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

Jean Hudson, editor
Culture and Society, Malmö University

Ulf Magnusson, editor
Department of English, Luleå University of Technology

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1 Windows In: Empirical Evidence of Construals of Spatial Meaning

Carita Paäradis Jean Hudson and Ulf Magnusson

2 Using Eye Movements and Spoken Discourse as Windows to Inner Space

Roger Johansson Jana Holsanova and Kenneth Holmqvist

8 Towards a Cognitive–Semiotic Typology of Motion Verbs

Per Durst-Andersen Viktor Smith Ole Nedergaard Thomsen

9 A Basic Level for the Encoding of Biological Motion

Mila Vulchanova Liliana Martinez *