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Functional Features in Language and Space : Insights from Perception, Categorization, and Development - Laura Carlson

Functional Features in Language and Space

Insights from Perception, Categorization, and Development

By: Laura Carlson (Editor), Emile van der Zee (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9780199264339
Number Of Pages: 400

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The 'language and space' area is a relatively new research area in cognitive science. Studying how language and spatial representation are linked in the human brain mainly draws on research in existing disciplines focusing on language, perception, categorization and development. Representative researchers from these sub-disciplines of cognitive science discuss new insights in their own field of expertise and show what role their definition of 'function', 'feature', or 'functional feature' plays in their research. New research centered around these concepts is on the forefront of developments in these sub-disciplines and in the area of 'Language and Space'.

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"The quality of all papers is consistently high...already the book...is cited and referred to frequently in related work. ...a valuable source for insights with respect to issues around structure and function, language, and space."--Linguist List 16.2207

1: Laura Carlson and Emile van der Zee: Introducing the role of features in language and space 2: Linda B. Smith: Shape: A developmental product 3: Brian J. Rogosky and Robert L. Goldstone: Adaptation of Perceptual and Semantic Features 4: Ranxiao Frances Wang: Dissociation between verbal and pointing responding in perspective change problems 5: Paul C. Quinn: Developmental Constraints on the Representation of Spatial Relation Information: Evidence from Preverbal Infants 6: Rajesh Kasturirangan: An Ecological Approach to the Interface between Language and Vision 7: Kenny Coventry and Simon Garrod: Towards a classification of extra-geometric influences on the comprehension of spatial prepositions 8: Lawrence W. Barsalou, Steven A. Sloman, and Sergio E. Chaigneau: The HIPE Theory of Function 9: Laura A. Carlson and Edwin R. Covell: Defining function for spatial language 10: Terry Regier, Laura A. Carlson, Bryce Corrigan: Attention in spatial language: Bridging geometry and function 11: Kelly L. Madole and Lisa M. Oakes: Infants' attention to and use of functional properties in categorization 12: Claude Vandeloise: Force and function in the acquisition of the preposition in 13: Sandeep Prasada: Being near the ceramic, but not near the mug: On the role of construal in spatial language 14: Arthur M. Glenberg and Michael P. Kaschak: Language is Grounded in Action 15: Manuel de Vega and María J. Rodrigo: The bicycle pedal is in front of the table. Why some objects do not fit into some spatial relations 16: Emile van der Zee and Matthew Watson: Between space and function: How spatial and functional features determine the comprehension of between 17: Lynn V. Richards and Kenny Coventry: Is it in or is it on? The influence of geometry and location control on children's descriptions of containment and support events. 18: Carola Eschenbach: Contextual, Functional, and Geometric Components in the Semantics of Projective Terms 19: Christopher Habel: Verbs and Directions: The interaction of geometry and function in determining orientation 20: Urpo Nikanne: Path expressions in Finnish and Swedish: The role of constructions 21: Barbara Tversky: Form and Function

ISBN: 9780199264339
ISBN-10: 0199264333
Series: Language and Space
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.61