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Spatial Language and Dialogue$
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Kenny R. Coventry, Thora Tenbrink, and John Bateman

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554201

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.001.0001

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Consistency in Successive Spatial Utterances

Consistency in Successive Spatial Utterances

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(p.40) 4 Consistency in Successive Spatial Utterances
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Spatial Language and Dialogue
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Constanze Vorwerg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0004

This chapter reports consistency effects across successive spatial utterances. While initial choices are often influenced by spatial-conceptual factors, speakers tend to repeat frame of reference, word category (adverb, preposition, or prepositional adverb), and dimensional order in syntactic combinations for encoding direction throughout a localization sequence. Effects may result from self-priming between utterances.

Keywords:   consistency effects, self-alignment, localization sequences, frames of reference, spatial terms

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