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Motion Encoding in Language and Space

Mila Vulchanova and Emile van der Zee


This volume in the Explorations in Language and Space series contains a unique collection of chapters on the way in which motion is encoded in language. Although the way in which people encode motion in language has been an object of study for some time, the chapters in this volume show that many aspects of linguistic motion encoding are still unexplored, that current theories in this area do not capture all main aspects of linguistic motion encoding, and that the research area of linguistic motion encoding is very much alive and evolving. The chapters in this volume take different theoretical ... More

Keywords: motion, direction, motion encoding, spatial resolution, level of granularity, path, directed motion, spatial language

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199661213
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mila Vulchanova, editor
Departmetn of Modern Foreign Languages, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Emile van der Zee, editor
School of Psychology, University of Lincoln

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1 Introduction

Emile van der Zee, Mila Vulchanova

Part 1 Motion encoding across languages: multiple methods and applications

3 The encoding of motion events in Estonian

Renate Pajusalu, Neeme Kahusk, Heili Orav, Ann Veismann, Kadri Vider, Haldur Õim1

4 Verbs of aquamotion: semantic domains and lexical systems

Yury Lander, Timur Maisak, Ekaterina Rakhilina

5 Spatial directionals for robot navigation

Andi Winterboer, Thora Tenbrink, Reinhard Moratz

6 The role of structure and function in the conceptualization of direction

Alexander Klippel, Thora Tenbrink, Daniel R. Montello

Part 2 Granularity

7 Granularity in taxonomy, time, and space

Jeffrey M. Zacks, Barbara Tversky

End Matter