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Words and the mind : how words capture human experience

Malt, Barbara C. (Added Author). Wolff, Phillip M. (Added Author). NetLibrary, Inc. (Added Author).

Summary: The study of word meanings promises important insights into the nature of the human mind by revealing what people find to be most cognitively significant in their experience. Here, the authors present evidence on topics as diverse as spatial relations, events, emotion terms, motion events, objects, body-part terms, and more.

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  • OCLC: ocn539383223
  • ISBN: 0199718644 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780199718641 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 344 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).
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  • Publisher: Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Note: Description based on print version record.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents: The language-thought interface : an introduction / Phillip Wolff & Barbara C. Malt -- Reinventing the word / Ann Senghas -- Lexicalization patterns and the world-to-words mapping / Barbara C. Malt, Silvia Gennari, & Mutsumi Imai -- Words for parts of the body / Asifa Majid -- Universals and variation in the lexicon of mental state concepts / Cliff Goddard -- Force creation and possible causers across languages / Phillip Wolff ... [et al.] -- The language-specificity of conceptual structure : path, fictive motion, and time relations / J├╝rgen Bohnemeyer -- Categories in mind and categories in language : do classifier categories influence conceptual structures? / Mutsumi Imai & Henrik Saalbach -- Language and thought : which side are you on, anyway? / Terry Regier ... [et al.] -- Relatively speaking : an account of the relationship between language and thought in the color domain / Debi Roberson & J. Richard Hanley -- Worlds without words : commensurability and causality in language, culture, and cognition / Peter Gordon -- A world of relations : relational words / Julia Parish-Morris ... [et al.] -- Learning a language the way it is : conventionality and semantic domains / Eve V. Clark -- Language structure, lexical meaning, and cognition : Whorf and Vygotsky revisited / John A. Lucy -- How words capture visual experience : the perspective from cognitive neuroscience / David Kemmerer.
Subject: Psycholinguistics

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