Language, Cognition and Space - The State of the Art and New Directions - Vyvyan Evans

Language, Cognition and Space - The State of the Art and New Directions - Vyvyan Evans

1 The perceptual basis of spatial representation

Language, Cognition and Space - The State of the Art and New Directions - Vyvyan Evans

Vyvyan Evans [+-]
Bangor University
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Vyvyan Evans is Professor of Linguistics at Bangor University and author of numerous books relating to cognitive linguistics. These include How Words Mean, The Structure of Time, The Semantics of English Prepositions (with Andrea Tyler), Cognitive Linguistics (with Melanie Green), and A Glossary of Cognitive Linguistics.

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In this introductory chapter the author addresses the perceptual systems and processes that facilitate this: the sense-perceptory and brain mechanisms that process perceptual information giving rise to spatial experience. the author also examines the processes whereby perceptual experience is redescribed into rudimentary representations of space. That is, this chapter examines primitive concepts which form the bedrock of our ability to think, reason and talk about space and, indeed, more abstract realms.

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Evans, Vyvyan. 1 The perceptual basis of spatial representation. Language, Cognition and Space - The State of the Art and New Directions. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 21 - 50 Jun 2010. ISBN 9781845535018. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22023. Date accessed: 20 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22023. Jun 2010

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