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How Language Structures Space

  • Leonard Talmy
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Abstract

This chapter is concerned with the structure that is ascribed to space and the objects within it by linguistic “fine structure,” that subdivision of language which provides a fundamental conceptual framework. The primary aim of the chapter is to characterize the general properties of this structuring and the linguistic-cognitive system in which it participates.

Keywords

Spatial Configuration Reference Object Specific Term Linear Figure Semantic Domain 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Talmy
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  1. 1.German DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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