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

8 Forceful prepositions

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

Joost Zwarts
Utrecht University
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This chapter discusses that it is becoming clear that geometric notions alone do not suffice to capture the meaning of even very basic prepositions like in and on, let alone an obviously force dynamic preposition like against. However, what is not yet clear is how the role of force-dynamics can be transparently and adequately modeled in representations of the meaning of prepositions. This paper makes some specific proposals about how to do this.

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Zwarts, Joost. 8 Forceful prepositions. Language, Cognition and Space - The State of the Art and New Directions. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 193 - 214 Jun 2010. ISBN 9781845535018. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22030. Date accessed: 19 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22030. Jun 2010

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