Samantha N. Emerson
List of John Benjamins publications for which Samantha N. Emerson plays a role.
Chapter 9. Crossing the road or crossing the mind: How differently do we move across physical and metaphorical spaces in speech and in gesture?. Motion and Space across Languages: Theory and applications, Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Iraide (ed.), pp. 257–2782017.
Physical motion constitutes a key aspect of human sensorimotor experience; it also serves as an important experiential domain with which we structure abstract concepts. Moreover, speakers of different languages both talk and gesture about physical motion (e.g. Boy runs through park) in… read more | Chapter
Learning to think, talk, and gesture about motion in language-specific ways: Insights from Turkish. The Acquisition of Turkish in Childhood, Haznedar, Belma and F. Nihan Ketrez (eds.), pp. 177–1912016.
Languages differ systematically in the way they express spatial motion, rendering it as a highly relevant domain to examine effects of language on nonverbal representation of events. In this chapter, we focus on Turkish and English, the two languages that differ strongly in their expression of… read more | Article