book on space

Alex Francois francois at VJF.CNRS.FR
Wed May 24 16:44:29 UTC 2006

dear all,

I think the right URL address for Stephane's book is:

(with a hyphen in "cgi-bin")


Alex François
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  ----- Message d'origine ----- 
  De : Stephane Robert 
  Envoyé : mercredi 24 mai 2006 09:25
  Objet : book on space

  New book:

  Title: Space in Languages: Linguistic Systems and Cognitive Categories
  Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 66
  Editor: Maya Hickmann & Stéphane Robert Publication Year: 2006
  Publisher: John Benjamins Book

  Hardback: ISBN: 9027229775 Pages: x, 362 Price: Europe EURO 120.00
  Paperback: ISBN: 9027229775 Pages: x, 362 Price: Europe EURO 55.00

  Abstract:  Space is presently the focus of much research and debate across 
  disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, psychology, and 
  philosophy. One strong feature of this collection is to bring together 
  theoretical and empirical contributions from these varied scientific 
  traditions, with the collective aim of addressing fundamental questions at 
  the forefront of the current literature: the nature of space in language, 
  the linguistic relativity of space, the relation between spatial language 
  and cognition. Linguistic analyses highlight the multidimensional and 
  heterogeneous nature of space, while also showing the existence of a set of 
  types, parameters, and principles organizing the considerable diversity of 
  linguistic systems and accounting for mechanisms of diachronic change. 
  Findings concerning spatial perception and cognition suggest the existence 
  of two distinct systems governing linguistic and non-linguistic 
  representations, that only partially overlap in some pathologies, but they 
  also show the strong impact of language-specific factors on the course of 
  language acquisition and cognitive development.

  Table of contents

    Introduction: Space, language, and cognition: Some new challenges
    Maya Hickmann and Stéphane Robert 1-15

    Part I -- Typology of linguistics systems: Universals, variability, and

    Encoding the distinction between location, source, and destination: A
    typological study
    Denis Creissels 19-28

    The expression of static location in a typological perspective
    Colette Grinevald 29-58

    What makes manner of motion salient? Explorations in linguistic typology,
    discourse, and cognition
    Dan I. Slobin 59-81

    The semantic structure of motion verbs in French: Typological perspectives
    Anetta Kopecka 83-101

    From personal deixis to spatial deixis: The semantic evolution of 
  demonstratives from Latin to French
    Christiane Marchello-Nizia 103-120

    Motion events in Chinese: A diachronic study of directional complements
    Alain Peyraube 121-135

    Part II -- The nature and uses of space in language and discourse

    Are there spatial prepositions?
    Claude Vandeloise 137-154

    Deitic space in Wolof: Discourse, syntax and the importance of absence
    Stéphane Robert 155-174

    The semantics of motion verbs: Action, space, and qualia
    Pierre Cadiot, Franck Lebas and Yves-Marie Visetti

    The representation of spatial structure in spoken and signed language
    Leonard Talmy 207-238

    Iconicity and space in French sign language
    Marie-Anne Sallandre 239-255

    Part III -- Space, language, and cognition

    On the very idea of a frame of reference
    Jérôme Dokic and Elisabeth Pacherie 259-280

    The relativity of motion in first language acquisition
    Maya Hickmann 281-308

    Spatial language and spatial representation: Autonomy and interaction
    Barbara Landau and Laura Lakusta 309-333

    Deficits in spatial discourse of Alzheimer patients
    Michel Denis, Karine Ricalens, Véronique Baudoin and
    Jean-Luc Nespoulous

    Index  351-361
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