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Functional features in language and space : insights from perception, categorization, and development

Author: Laura Anne Carlson; Emile van der Zee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford linguistics.; Explorations in language and space, 02.
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Notions of 'function', 'feature' and 'functional feature' are associated with relatively new developments and insights in several areas of cognition. This book brings together definitions, insights and research related to defining these notions from diverse areas, including language and perception.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Functional features in language and space.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005297926
(OCoLC)53393411
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Anne Carlson; Emile van der Zee
ISBN: 1429421819 9781429421812 9780199264322 0199264325 9780199264339 0199264333 9780191514708 0191514705 1280756640 9781280756641
OCLC Number: 76942144
Notes: Series statements on jacket.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 386 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Functional Features in Language and Space / Laura A. Carlson and Emile van der Zee --
Part 1. Features : Derived from Perception, Action, and Embodiment --
Language is Grounded in Action / Arthur Glenberg and Michael Kaschak --
The Bicycle Pedal is in Front of the Table : Why some Objects do not Fit into some Spatial Relations / Manuel de Vega and Maria J. Rodrigo --
Dissociation between Verbal and Pointing Responding in Perspective Change Problems / Ranxiao Frances Wang --
An Ecological Approach to the Interface between Language and Vision / Rajesh Kasturirangan --
Contextual, Functional, and Geometric Components in the Semantics of Projective Terms / Carola Eschenbach --
Verbs and Directions : The Interaction of Geometry and Function in Determining Orientation / Christopher Habel --
Between Space and Function : How Spatial and Functional Features Determine the Comprehension of between / Emile van der Zee and Matt Watson --
Part 2. Function : Definitions and Influence --
The HIPE Theory of Function / Lawrence Barsalou, Steven Sloman, and Sergio Chaigneau --
Towards a Classification of Extra-geometric Influences on the Comprehension of Spatial Prepositions / Kenny Coventry and Simon Garrod --
Is it in or is it on? : The Influence of Geometry and Location Control on Children's Descriptions of Containment and Support Events / Lynn Richards and Kenny Coventry --
Defining Functional Features for Spatial Language / Laura Carlson and Edwin Covell --
Attention in Spatial Language : Bridging Geometry and Function / Terry Regier, Laura Carlson, and Bryce Corrigan --
Being Near the Ceramic, but not Near the Mug : On the Role of Construal in Spatial Language / Sandeep Prasada --
Force and Function in the Acquisition of the Preposition in / Claude Vandeloise --
Part 3. Features that are Functional : Categorization, Learning, and Language --
Shape : A Developmental Product / Linda B. Smith --
Adaptation of Perceptual and Semantic Features / Brian Rogosky and Robert Goldstone --
Infants' Attention to and Use of Functional Properties in Categorization / Kelly Madole and Lisa Oakes --
Developmental Constraints on the Representation of Spatial Relation Information: Evidence from Preverbal Infants / Paul C. Quinn --
Path Expressions in Finnish and Swedish : The Role of Constructions / Urpo Nikanne --
Part 4. The Pervasiveness of Functional Features in Language and Space --
Form and Function / Barbara Tversky.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.; Explorations in language and space, 02.
Responsibility: edited by Laura Carlson and Emile van der Zee.

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