21.4573, Books: Cognitive Science/Semantics/Sociolinguistics: Arik

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From: Chris Humphrey [chumphrey at c-s-p.org]
Subject: A Crosslinguistic Study of the Language of Space: Arik
 

	
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Title: A Crosslinguistic Study of the Language of Space 
Subtitle: Sign and Spoken Languages 
Publication Year: 2010 
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
	   http://www.c-s-p.org
	
Author: Engin Arik

Hardback: ISBN:  9781443824910 Pages: 170 Price: U.S. $ 52.99


Abstract:

This book examines spatial language in sign languages (Turkish Sign
Language, Croatian Sign Language, American Sign Language, and Austrian Sign
Language) and spoken languages (Turkish, English, and Croatian). The book
presents a novel model, the Crossmodal Spatial Language, to account for
similarities and differences in these languages. The model, which consists
of Spatial Representations, Reference Frames, Temporal Representations,
Conceptual Structure, and Linguistic Representations, shows that the
features from spatial input are not necessarily mapped on the spatial
descriptions regardless of modality and language.
 
The book reports several studies to examine the descriptions of static and
dynamic spatial scenes which involve, among others, spatial relationals
such as left-right, front-back, besides, in, on, to, toward, pass by, away,
and cause to move. The findings suggest that language users construct a
spatial relation between the objects in a given time, employ a reference
frame, which may not be encoded in the message, and use the same conceptual
structure consisted of BE-AT for static spatial situations and GO-BE-AT for
static dynamic situations. 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Semantics
                     Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): American Sign Language (ase)
                     Austrian Sign Language (asq)
                     English (eng)
                     Turkish (tur)
                     Turkish Sign Language (tsm)
                     Croatian (hrv)
                     Croatia Sign Language (csq)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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