Space and Time in Languages and Cultures

Language, culture, and cognition

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| University of East Anglia
| University of Cambridge
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This is an interdisciplinary volume that focuses on the central topic of the representation of events, namely cross-cultural differences in representing time and space, as well as various aspects of the conceptualisation of space and time. It brings together research on space and time from a variety of angles, both theoretical and methodological. Crossing boundaries between and among disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, philosophy, or anthropology forms a creative platform in a bold attempt to reveal the complex interaction of language, culture, and cognition in the context of human communication and interaction.

The authors address the nature of spatial and temporal constructs from a number of perspectives, such as cultural specificity in determining time intervals in an Amazonian culture, distinct temporalities in a specific Mongolian hunter community, Russian-specific conceptualisation of temporal relations, Seri and Yucatec frames of spatial reference, memory of events in space and time, and metaphorical meaning stemming from perception and spatial artefacts, to name but a few themes.

The topic of space and time in language and culture is also represented, from a different albeit related point of view, in the sister volume Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic diversity (HCP 36) which focuses on the language-specific vis-à-vis universal aspects of linguistic representation of spatial and temporal reference.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 37]  2012.  xiii, 363 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
vii–ix
Foreword: Space and time in languages, cultures, and cognition
Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt and Luna Filipović
xi–xiii
Introduction: Linguistic, cultural, and cognitive approaches to space and time
Luna Filipović and Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt
1–11
Part I. Linguistic and conceptual representation of events
1. Event-based time intervals in an Amazonian culture
Vera da Silva Sinha, Chris Sinha, Wany Sampaio and Jörg Zinken
15–35
2. Vagueness in event times: An epistemic solution
Minyao Huang
37–54
3. Aspectual coercions in content composition
Nicholas Asher and Julie Hunter
55–81
4. Back to the future: Just where are forthcoming events located?
Alan M. Wallington
83–99
Part II. Cultural perspectives on space and time
5. The “Russian” attitude to time
Valentina Apresjan
103–120
6. Two temporalities of the Mongolian wolf hunter
Bernard Charlier
121–141
7. Koromu temporal expressions: Semantic and cultural perspectives
Carol Priestley
143–165
8. Universals and specifics of ‘time’ in Russian
Anna Gladkova
167–188
Part III. Conceptualizing spatio-temporal relations
9. Linguistic manifestations of the space-time (dis)analogy
Ronald W. Langacker
191–216
10. Vectors and frames of reference: Evidence from Seri and Yucatec
Jürgen Bohnemeyer and Carolyn O'Meara
217–249
11. Verbal and gestural expression of motion in French and Czech
Kateřina Fibigerová, Michèle Guidetti and Lenka Šulová
251–268
12. Language-specific effects on lexicalisation and memory of motion events
Luna Filipović and Sharon Geva
269–282
13. Space and time in episodic memory: Philosophical and developmental perspectives
James Russell and Jonathan Davies
283–303
14. Conceptualizing the present through construal aspects: The case of the English temporal constructions
Grzegorz Drożdż
305–328
15. From perception of spatial artefacts to metaphorical meaning
Marlene Johansson Falck
329–349
Contents of the companion volume: Linguistic diversity
351–353
Name index
355–358
Subject index
359–362
Language index
363
“This ambitious volume presents state-of-the-art work on how humans represent time and space in different languages, and discusses this work from an explicitly interdisciplinary and empirically driven perspective. [...] Important theoretical debates are touched upon, including questions of linguistic relativity (“thinking for speaking”) and whether localism is the right way to go about grounding one domain in the other. Exciting alternatives are proposed in this regard, suggesting an epistemic foundation for temporality that is primordial and wholly independent of those well-known TIME IS SPACE metaphors in language and thought. I highly recommend this volume to any scholar with a special interest in the universal status of temporal and spatial experiences and their varying realizations across cultures.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012016426