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Space in Language and Cognition

Explorations in Cognitive Diversity
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Languages differ in how they describe space, and such differences between languages can be used to explore the relation between language and thought. This 2003 book shows that even in a core cognitive domain like spatial thinking, language influences how people think, memorize and reason about spatial relations and directions. After outlining a typology of spatial coordinate systems in language and cognition,...mehr
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InhaltLanguages differ in how they describe space, and such differences between languages can be used to explore the relation between language and thought. This 2003 book shows that even in a core cognitive domain like spatial thinking, language influences how people think, memorize and reason about spatial relations and directions. After outlining a typology of spatial coordinate systems in language and cognition, it is shown that not all languages use all types, and that non-linguistic cognition mirrors the systems available in the local language. The book reports on collaborative, interdisciplinary research, involving anthropologists, linguists and psychologists, conducted in many languages and cultures around the world, which establishes this robust correlation. The overall results suggest that thinking in the cognitive sciences underestimates the transformative power of language on thinking. The book will be of interest to linguists, psychologists, anthropologists and philosophers, and especially to students of spatial cognition.
ZusammenfassungIn this 2003 book, Stephen C. Levinson uses differences between languages to explore the relation between language and thought. He shows that even in a core cognitive domain like spatial thinking, language influences how people think, memorize and reason about spatial relations and directions.
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ISBN/GTIN978-0-521-81262-7
ProduktartBuch
EinbandartGebunden
Erscheinungsjahr2011
Seiten414 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
MasseBreite 152 mm, Höhe 229 mm, Dicke 28 mm
Gewicht786 g
Artikel-Nr.9386364
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KategoriePsychologie

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InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; 1. The intellectual background: two millenia of Western ideas about spatial thinking; 2. Frames of reference; 3. Linguistic diversity; 4. Absolute minds: glimpses into two cultures; 5. Diversity in mind: methods and results from a cross-linguistic sample; 6. Beyond language: frames of reference in wayfinding and pointing; 7. Language and thought.
PrologIn this 2003 book, Stephen C. Levinson uses differences between languages to explore the relation between language and thought.
Kritik"A fundamental part of this new-Whorfian movement has been Stephen Levinson's thinking about spatial language and cognition. It is valuable to have most of his arguments and data gathered together in this thought-provoking book." -Nora S. Newcombe, Human Development "Levinson's book will certainly stand as a textbook in the study of the relationship between language and cognition, and is rich and challenging reading....mehr

Über den Autor

Stephen C. Levinson is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Professor of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Nijmegen. His publications include Pragmatics (Cambridge, 1983), Politeness (co-author Cambridge, 1987), Rethinking Linguistic Relativity (co-editor, Cambridge, 1996), Language Acquisition and Conceptual Development (co-editor, Cambridge, 2001) and Presumptive Meaning (2001).

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