Representing Direction in Language and Space
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Representing Direction in Language and Space by Emile Van Der Zee
Book DescriptionThis book considers how it is possible for people to use directions like 'above the table' or 'over the city'. How does our brain or any other information processing system represent a direction as a spatial entity? And, how is it possible to link such a representation to language, so that we talk about a direction we have in mind? When we look at or imagine a scene, what entities can be employed for representing a direction, and what are the parts in language that can be used to talk about directions? This book brings together research from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, computer science, anthropology, and neuroscience to answer these intriguing questions. By considering direction representation across different languages and in different information processing systems, this book gives an overview of the main issues in this area for both the interested novice and the specialized researcher.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199260195
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emile Van Der Zee
Motion Encoding in Language and Space, Hardback (November 2012)
This book brings together researchers in linguistics, computer science, psychology and cognitive science to investigate how motion is encoded in language. Part I considers the parameters of the field, while part II looks at the way in which spatial scale or granularity plays a role in the encoding of motion in language.
Functional Features in Language and Space, Paperback (December 2004)
Studying how language and spatial representation are linked in the human brain, this book mainly draws on research in existing disciplines focusing on language, perception, categorization and development. Representative researchers discuss show what role their definition of 'function', 'feature', or 'functional feature' plays in their research.
Cognitive Interfaces, Hardback (February 2001)» View all books by Emile Van Der Zee
This study offers a fresh perspective on the architecture of the mind and the relationship between language and cognition. In particular, the book is concerned with the perception and representation of spatial structure.
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Author Biography - Emile Van Der Zee
Emile van der Zee is senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Lincoln. His publications include Cognitive Interfaces: Constraints on Linking Cognitive Information (2000, together with prof. Urpo Nikanne), also published by Oxford University Press. Jon Slack is the head of Psychology at the University of Lincoln. He completed his PhD at Manchester University in 1976 and has held teaching posts at the Open University and the University of Kent. His main research interests are in neural network modeling and representational theory.
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