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

9 From the spatial to the non-spatial: the ‘state’ lexical concepts of in, on and at

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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This chapter is concerned with modelling the lexical representation of spatial relations, particularly as encoded by English prepositions, and examining how these spatial relations give rise to non-spatial meanings.

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Evans, Vyvyan. 9 From the spatial to the non-spatial: the ‘state’ lexical concepts of in, on and at. Language, Cognition and Space - The State of the Art and New Directions. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 215 - 248 Jun 2010. ISBN 9781845535018. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22031. Date accessed: 23 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22031. Jun 2010

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