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Motion Encoding in Language and Space

Edited by Mila Vulchanova and Emile van der Zee

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661213
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745348 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661213.001.0001

Series: Explorations in Language and Space

Motion Encoding in Language and Space

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This volume in the Explorations in Language and Space series contains a unique collection of chapters on the way in which motion is encoded in language. Although the way in which people encode motion in language has been an object of study for some time, the chapters in this volume show that many aspects of linguistic motion encoding are still unexplored, that current theories in this area do not capture all main aspects of linguistic motion encoding, and that the research area of linguistic motion encoding is very much alive and evolving. The chapters in this volume take different theoretical and methodological approaches in exploring possible new parameters in linguistic motion encoding, in describing new empirical research on how direction of motion is represented in language, and in presenting original insights into how motion is encoded at different levels of spatial resolution or granularity in language. This collection of chapters presents both advanced students and researchers in linguistics, computer science, psychology, and cognitive science with a set of new explorations and challenges in the area of spatial language.

Keywords: motion; direction; motion encoding; spatial resolution; level of granularity; path; directed motion; spatial language

Book.  256 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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Introduction in Motion Encoding in Language and Space

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The encoding of motion events in Estonian in Motion Encoding in Language and Space

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Spatial directionals for robot navigation in Motion Encoding in Language and Space

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Granularity in taxonomy, time, and space in Motion Encoding in Language and Space

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Granularity, space, and motion‐framed location in Motion Encoding in Language and Space

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