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

16 Motion: a conceptual typology

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

Stéphanie Pourcel
Bangor University

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In this chapter, the author examines the domain of motion independently of language in order to design a conceptual typology of motion that will serve linguistic analyses and applications of these analyses. Importantly, the typology attempts to categorise types of motion in a way that is concordant with how human minds categorise motion types in conceptualisation – using cognitive data obtained from categorisation tasks. In other words, the conceptual typology is not based on language patterns, as are linguistic typologies, but on conceptual categories.

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Pourcel, Stéphanie. 16 Motion: a conceptual typology. Language, Cognition and Space - The State of the Art and New Directions. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 419 - 452 Jun 2010. ISBN 9781845535018. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22051. Date accessed: 21 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22051. Jun 2010

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