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

12 Frames of reference, eff ects of motion, and lexical meanings of Japanese front/back terms

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

Kazuko Shinohara
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Yoshihiro Matsunaka
Tokyo Polytechnic University

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In this chapter, the authors aim to consider these issues by examining the uses and meanings of three Japanese spatial lexemes mae (front), ushiro (back), and saki (front/ahead). The analysis and empirical data presented here will support Levinson’s position and Tyler and Evans’s position stated above. In the remainder of this paper, the authors first review relevant previous studies and present our goal in Section 2. Then we examine unmarked uses of these lexemes in Section 3. In Section 4, our experiment on these lexemes is reported. Finally, Section 5 concludes this study.

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Shinohara, Kazuko; Matsunaka, Yoshihiro. 12 Frames of reference, eff ects of motion, and lexical meanings of Japanese front/back terms. Language, Cognition and Space - The State of the Art and New Directions. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 293 - 318 Jun 2010. ISBN 9781845535018. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22034. Date accessed: 20 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22034. Jun 2010

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