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Representing Direction in Language and Space

Emile van der Zee and Jon Slack


This 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, an ... More

Keywords: direction, spatial entity, language, information processing systems, space, representation, semantics, cognition

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199260195
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emile van der Zee, editor
University of Lincoln

Jon Slack, editor
University of Lincoln
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