The Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognition

... on the origins of understanding spatial entities and how they are distinguished in language and cognition . ... come out of semantic analyses reflect more general cognitive distinctions or whether they emerge from language itself .

Author: Michel Aurnague

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027223742

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 371

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Despite a growing interest for space in language, most research has focused on spatial markers specifying the static or dynamic relationships among entities (verbs, prepositions, postpositions, case markings ). Little attention has been paid to the very properties of spatial entities, their status in linguistic descriptions, and their implications for spatial cognition and its development in children. This topic is at the center of this book, that opens a new field by sketching some major theoretical and methodological directions for future research on spatial entities. Brought together linguistic descriptions of spatial systems, formal accounts of linguistic data, and experimental findings from psycholinguistic studies, all couched within a wide cross-linguistic perspective. Such an interdisciplinary approach provides a rich overview of the many questions that remain unanswered in relation to spatial entities, while also throwing a new light on previous research focusing on related topics concerning space and/or the relation between language and cognition.
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Tools Language and Cognition in Human Evolution

The numerous Enlightenment writers on human nature were impressed with the glorious progress of technology , but took its cognitive roots for granted , unlike their approach to the topic of language . The philosophes certainly did not ...

Author: Kathleen R. Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052148541X

Category: Psychology

Page: 483

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Looks at how humans have evolved complex behaviours such as language and culture.
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Studies in Language and Cognition

BRINGING LANGUAGE AND COGNITION BACK TOGETHER AGAIN JORDAN ZLATEV, MATS ANDRÉN, MARLENE JOHANSSON FALCK AND CARITA LUNDMARK Introduction For most of the two millennia or so of reflexive thinking in the West, language and cognition ...

Author: Mats Andrén

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443803151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

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Using a plethora of concepts, theories and methods, the theoretical and empirical studies described in this volume are united in their approach of treating language not in isolation (e.g. as a “module”), but as both based on structures and processes of cognition, and at the same time as affecting the human mind. The book is organized in 7 parts, corresponding to some of the major fields in language research today: (a) linguistic meta-theory and general issues, (b) lexical meaning, (c) metaphor, (d) grammar, (e) pragmatics, (f) gesture and bodily communication, and (g) historical linguistics. At the same time, the non-modular approach to language adopted by the authors is reflected by the fact that there are no strict boundaries between the parts. Thus, the book is a valuable contribution to the growing interdisciplinary field of Language and Cognition.
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Language and Cognition in Schizophrenia PLE Psycholinguistics

chapters cover the breadth and variety of current approaches to the study of schizophrenic cognition and language. The eight chapters may be divided into three parts. The first, consistingof four chapters, is concerned with recent ...

Author: Steven Schwartz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135006105

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

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Originally published in 1978, the contributors to this volume, including the leading figures in experimental psychopathology, were largely concerned with deducing the behaviour of schizophrenics from general psychological theories of language, learning and cognition. Their emphasis on deduction reflected a modern reliance on laboratory experimentation, and, taken as a whole, the chapters cover the breadth and variety of current approaches of the time to the study of schizophrenic language and cognition. The first part of the volume is concerned with recent developments in the study of schizophrenic language. The second part deals with various aspects of schizophrenic cognition. The final chapter, by the editor, attempts to review and integrate what was currently known about schizophrenic cognition and language. This chapter contrasts the various experimental methodologies used to validate theories by pointing out areas of agreement and disagreement as well as possible directions for future theory and research. Here is a book that at the time presented the most up-to-date overview available on language and thought in schizophrenia. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
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Information Language and Cognition

Information, language, and cognition F.ditcd by Philip P Hanson Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science is a series of volumes in cognitive science. The volumes will appear annually and cover topics relevant to the nature of the higher ...

Author: Philip P. Hanson

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106010679030

Category: Cognition

Page: 411

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Language and Bilingual Cognition

So, in the case of language and cognition, it could be culture, environment, or still other factors. To settle the language/cognition relationship developmentally would require bringing children up in two groups with particular ...

Author: Reader in Applied Linguistics Vivian Cook

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136866401

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between language and cognition with a focus on bilinguals, bringing together contributions from international leading figures in various disciplines . It is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students with an interest in language and cognition, or in bilingualism and second languages.
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Space in Language and Cognition

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Author: Stephen C. Levinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521011965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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Language and Culture in Mathematical Cognition

Precursors to numeracy in kindergartners with specific language impairment. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(6), 2901–2908. Kroll, J. F., Sumutka, B. M., & Schwartz, A. I. (2005). A cognitive view of the bilingual lexicon: ...

Author: Daniel B. Berch

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128125755

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

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Language and Culture in Mathematical Cognition, First Edition focuses on the role of linguistic and cultural factors in math cognition and development. It covers a wide range of topics, including analogical mapping in numerical development, arithmetic fact retrieval in the bilingual brain, cross-cultural comparisons of mathematics achievement, the shaping of numerical processing by number word construction, the influence of Head Start programs, the mathematical skills of children with specific language impairments, the role of culture and language in creating associations between number and space, and electrophysiological studies of linguistic traces in core knowledge at the neural level. Includes cutting-edge findings, innovative measures, recent methodological advances and groundbreaking theoretical developments Synthesizes research from various subdomains of math cognition research Covers the full complement of research in mathematical thinking and learning Informs researchers, scholars, educators, students and policymakers
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The Spatial Foundations of Cognition and Language

linguistic representation 16, 29–31, 34, 103–6, 109–11, 116,125–6, 187 languages verb-framed 247–8 ... language 3,41–3 syntax 38,209–10,236, 258 semantic 27,81, 185,222, 223,229, 232–4 language and cognition vii, 83 language and math ...

Author: Kelly S. Mix

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199553242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 307

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This book presents recent research on the role of space as a mechanism in language use and learning. Experimental psychologists, computer scientists, robotocists, linguists, and researchers in child language consider the nature and applications of this research and its implications for understanding the processes involved in language acquisition.
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The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Learning and Cognition

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 13(2), 253–262. Quinteros Baumgart, C., & Billick, S. B. (2018). Positive cognitive effects of bilingualism and multilingualism on cerebral function: A review. Psychiatric Quarterly, 89(2), 273–283.

Author: Marc Marschark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190054052

Category: Psychology

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In recent years, the intersection of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and neuroscience with regard to deaf individuals has received increasing attention from a variety of academic and educational audiences. Both research and pedagogy have addressed questions about whether deaf children learn in the same ways that hearing children learn, how signed languages and spoken languages might affect different aspects of cognition and cognitive development, and the ways in which hearing loss influences how the brain processes and retains information. There are now a number of preliminary answers to these questions, but there has been no single forum in which research into learning and cognition is brought together. The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Learning and Cognition aims to provide this shared forum, focusing exclusively on learning, cognition, and cognitive development from theoretical, psychological, biological, linguistic, social-emotional, and educational perspectives. Each chapter includes state-of-the-art research conducted and reviewed by international experts in the area. Drawing this research together, this volume allows for a synergy of ideas that possesses the potential to move research, theory, and practice forward.
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