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Introduction

Emile van der Zee and Mila Vulchanova

in Motion Encoding in Language and Space

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661213
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745348 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661213.003.0001

Series: Explorations in Language and Space

Introduction

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This chapter lays the foundation for the collection of chapters included in the current volume. It addresses the importance of studying motion encoding in spatial language and how it has been approached in previous research. It then outlines the main contributions of this volume in relation to theory (parameters and grain levels in linguistic motion encoding) and methodology (for example, the use of novel statistical methods). The chapter concludes by suggesting new venues of research emerging from the work presented here.

Keywords: motion encoding; level of granularity; directed motion; parameters; spatial language; path; path features; spatial resolution (level)

Chapter.  3364 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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