Space in Languages

Linguistic Systems and Cognitive Categories

| CNRS & University René Descartes, Paris 5
ISBN 9789027229779 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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Space is presently the focus of much research and debate across disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. One strong feature of this collection is to bring together theoretical and empirical contributions from these varied scientific traditions, with the collective aim of addressing fundamental questions at the forefront of the current literature: the nature of space in language, the linguistic relativity of space, the relation between spatial language and cognition. Linguistic analyses highlight the multidimensional and heterogeneous nature of space, while also showing the existence of a set of types, parameters, and principles organizing the considerable diversity of linguistic systems and accounting for mechanisms of diachronic change. Findings concerning spatial perception and cognition suggest the existence of two distinct systems governing linguistic and non-linguistic representations, that only partially overlap in some pathologies, but they also show the strong impact of language-specific factors on the course of language acquisition and cognitive development.
[Typological Studies in Language, 66]  2006.  x, 362 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Space, language, and cognition: Some new challenges
Maya Hickmann † and Stéphane Robert
Part I — Typology of linguistics systems
Encoding the distinction between location, source, and destination: A typological study
Denis Creissels
The expression of static location in a typological perspective
Colette Grinevald
What makes manner of motion salient? Explorations in linguistic typology, discourse, and cognition
Dan I. Slobin
The semantic structure of motion verbs in French: Typological perspectives
Anetta Kopecka
From personal deixis to spatial deixis: The semantic evolution of demonstratives from Latin to French
Christiane Marchello-Nizia
Motion events in Chinese: A diachronic study of directional complements
Alain Peyraube
Part II — The nature and uses of space in language and discourse
Are there spatial prepositions?
Claude Vandeloise
Deitic space in Wolof: Discourse, syntax and the importance of absence
Stéphane Robert
The semantics of motion verbs: Action, space, and qualia
Pierre Cadiot, Franck Lebas and Yves-Marie Visetti
The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language
Leonard Talmy
Iconicity and space in French sign language
Marie-Anne Sallandre
Part III — Space, language, and cognition
On the very idea of a frame of reference
Jérôme Dokic and Elisabeth Pacherie
The relativity of motion in first language acquisition
Maya Hickmann †
Spatial language and spatial representation: Autonomy and interaction
Barbara Landau and Laura Lakusta
Deficits in spatial discourse of Alzheimer patients
Michel Denis, Karine Ricalens, Véronique Baudoin and Jean-Luc Nespoulous
“This book is a welcome addition to the typology series. It is likely to appeal to linguists and to psychologists with a strong interest in linguistics, cross-linguistic studies, or the Whorf hypothesis [...] the book is worthwhile and contains considerable discussion of linguistic diversity that should figure into psychological theories of language.”
“This volume is a new contribution to the field of spatial language and those interested in space and language will find fresh ideas in this book.”
“The wealth of scholarship contained in each chapter of this insightful book cannot be expressed within the space limits of my review. The topic of space has been highlighted from many different perspectives which together offer a panoramic view and at the same time a fine-grained treatment of space in many languages and from many theoretical persuasions. The scientific value and the in-depth lines of argumentation of the contributions are impressive. The three sections of the volume investigate many aspects of the phenomena under scrutiny and the proposals stemming from each section overlap among them, thus contributing to interdisciplinarity and offering the readers a multi-faceted picture of space. This is an excellent book which I strongly recommend to everyone with an interest in understanding how the notion of space interacts with language and cognition.”
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