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Author Arik, Engin.

Title A crosslinguistic study of the language of space : sign and spoken languages / by Engin Arik.

Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  401.9 ARIK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-158).
Summary "This book examines spatial language in sign languages (Turkish Sign Language, Croatian Sign Language, American Sign Language, and Austrian Sign Language) and spoken languages (Turkish, English, and Croatian). The book presents a novel model, the Crossmodal Spatial Language, to account for similarities and differences in these languages. The model, which consists of spatial representations, reference frames, temporal representations, conceptual structure, and linguistic representations, shows that the features from spatial input are not necessarily mapped on the spatial descriptions regardless of modality and language." -- book jacket.
Subject Space and time in language.
Cognition and culture -- Comparative method.
Sociolinguistics -- Comparative method.
Variant Title Sign and spoken languages.
Cross linguist study of the language of space.
ISBN 1443824917 (hbk.)
9781443824910 (hbk.)