The Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognition

| CNRS - Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail
| CNRS - Université de Paris VIII
| CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III
ISBN 9789027223746 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027292674 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
Despite a growing interest for space in language, most research has focused on spatial markers specifying the static or dynamic relationships among entities (verbs, prepositions, postpositions, case markings…). Little attention has been paid to the very properties of spatial entities, their status in linguistic descriptions, and their implications for spatial cognition and its development in children. This topic is at the center of this book, that opens a new field by sketching some major theoretical and methodological directions for future research on spatial entities. Brought together linguistic descriptions of spatial systems, formal accounts of linguistic data, and experimental findings from psycholinguistic studies, all couched within a wide cross-linguistic perspective. Such an interdisciplinary approach provides a rich overview of the many questions that remain unanswered in relation to spatial entities, while also throwing a new light on previous research focusing on related topics concerning space and/or the relation between language and cognition.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 20]  2007.  viii, 371 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Searching for the categorization of spatial entities in language and cognition
Michel Aurnague, Maya Hickmann † and Laure Vieu
Part I. Spatial Entities and the Structures of Languages: Descriptive Work
A taxonomy of basic natural entities
Claude Vandeloise
On the spatial meaning of contre in French: The role of entities and force dynamics
Andrée Borillo
The prepositions par and à travers and the categorization of spatial entities in French
Dejan Stosic
The linguistic categorization of spatial entities: Classifiers and other nominal classification systems
Colette Grinevald
The expression of semantic components and the nature of ground entity in orientation motion verbs: A cross-linguistic account based on French and Korean
Injoo Choi-Jonin and Laure Sarda
Part II. Spatial categorization in language and cognition
Categorizing spatial entities with frontal orientation: The role of function, motion and saliency in the processing of the French Internal Localization Nouns avant/devant
Michel Aurnague, Maud Champagne-Lavau, Laure Vieu, Andrée Borillo, Philippe Muller, Jean-Luc Nespoulous and Laure Sarda
Containment, support, and beyond: Constructing topological spatial categories in first language acquisition
Melissa F. Bowerman
Static and dynamic location in French: Developmental and cross-linguistic perspectives
Maya Hickmann †
Precursors to spatial language: The case of containment
Susan J. Hespos and Elizabeth S. Spelke
The sources of spatial cognition
Roger Lécuyer, James Rivière and Karine Durand
Part III. Characterizing categories of spatial entities: Formal ontology
From language to ontology: Beware of the traps
Achille C. Varzi
The temporal essence of spatial objects
Philippe Muller
Part-of relations, functionality and dependence
Laure Vieu and Michel Aurnague
Objects, locations and complex types.
Nicholas Asher
Language index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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