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The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson


The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space explores the construal and expression of various aspects of the SPACE domain. Within the broad framework of Cognitive Linguistics, the research reported probes the interaction between language and cognition. We take linguistics to encompass both verbal and non-verbal communication systems and include metaphorical as well as literal forms of expression. Although the papers focus on the relation between physical and mental space as expressed in human communication, they cover a wide variety of research topics and reflec ... More

Keywords: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, antonyms, conceptual space, constructional constraints, corpus data, directional adverbs, embodied simulation, eye-tracking, gesture, manner, metaphorical motion, patau syndrome, path, pointing, route direction, verbs of locomotion

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carita Paradis, editor
Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

Jean Hudson, editor
Culture and Society, Malmö University

Ulf Magnusson, editor
Department of English, Luleå University of Technology

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