Space and Time across Languages, Disciplines and Cultures Vol 1: Linguistic Diversity

Luna Filipovic, Luna Filipovic (Editor), Kasia M Jaszczolt (Editor)

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Abstract

This volume offers novel insights into linguistic diversity in the domains of spatial and temporal reference, searching for uniformity amongst diversity. A number of authors discuss expression of dynamic spatial relations cross-linguistically in a vast range of typologically different languages such as Bezhta, French, Hinuq, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Serbian, and Spanish, among others. The contributions on linguistic expression of time all shed new light on pertinent questions regarding this cognitive domain, such as the hotly debated relationship between cross-linguistic differences in talking about time and universal principles of utterance interpretation, modelling temporal inference through aspectual interactions, as well as the complexity of the acquisition of tense-aspect relations in a second language.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins
Number of pages492
Volume36
ISBN (Print)978 90 272 2390 6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameHuman Cognitive Processing Series
PublisherJohn Benjamins

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