Language in time and space
Read Online

Language in time and space a Festschrift for Werner Winter on the occasion of his 80th birthday

  • 400 Want to read
  • ·
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin .
Written in English


  • Winter, Werner, -- 1923-,
  • Linguistics.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited by Brigitte L.M. Bauer, Georges-Jean Pinault.
SeriesTrends in linguistics -- 144
ContributionsWinter, Werner, 1923-, Bauer, Brigitte L. M., 1961-, Pinault, Georges-Jean, 1955-
LC ClassificationsP121 .L387 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 443 p. :
Number of Pages443
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22580668M
ISBN 103110176483

Download Language in time and space


The honoree of this Festschrift has for many years now marked modern trends in diachronic and synchronic linguistics by his own publications and by stimulating those of numerous others. This collection of articles presents data-oriented studies that integrate modern and traditional approaches in the field, thus reflecting the honoree's contribution to contemporary linguistics. Locating Language in Time and Space book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is an interdisciplinary volume that focuses on the central topic of the representation of events, namely cross-cultural differences in representing time and space, as well as various aspects of the conceptualisation of space and time. It brings together research on space and time from a variety of angles, both theoretical and methodological. In this ground-breaking book, Johanna Nichols proposes means of describing, comparing, and interpreting linguistic diversity, both genetic and structural, providing the foundations for a theory of diversity based upon population science. This book will interest linguists, archaeologists, and population specialists. "An awe-inspiring book, unequalled in scope, originality, and the range of.

This book brings together eight essays which all deal with the expression of space and/or time in language and/or literature. The first section—Time and Space in Language—contains four papers which focus on linguistics i.e. explore issues relative to the expression of. The topic of space and time in language and culture is also represented, from a different albeit related point of view, in the sister volume Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic diversity (HCP 36) which focuses on the language-specific vis-à-vis universal aspects of linguistic representation of spatial and temporal reference. Hall presents arguments about the use of time and space in communication in multiple cultures. he argues that they are just as much part of the communication system as language and harder to learn. The core of these arguments are now somewhat standard in the social sciences and linguistics/5(66). I thought the book would contain her point of view regarding 'slips in time,' Simultaneous Time, Space Time Continuum, Relative Time, Time Dilation, Consciousness and Time, Speeding-up of Time, Missing Time, Stopping Time, etc. However, it did provide numerous cases of 'slip in time.'/5(30).

  Lingua 60 () 87 North-Holland Publishing Company REVIEWS William Labov (ed.), Locating language in time and space. Quantitative Analyses of Linguistic Structure, volume 1. Academic Press, New York. pp. Reviewed by: Suzanne Romaine, University of Birmingham, Dept. of Linguistics, England. The topic of space and time in language and culture is also represented, from a different point of view, in the sister volume Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Language, Culture, and Cognition (HCP 37) which discusses spatial and temporal constructs in human language, cognition, and culture in order to come closer to a better.   : Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time (): Nichols, Johanna: Books - stative/active alignment occurs only in head-marking languages The book also offers a surprisingly detailed analysis of how languages spread and evolve. Nichols shows that in a small number of "spread zones", a single language family dominates, and Reviews: 2. The fifteen original contributions in Language and Space bring together the major lines of research and the most important theoretical viewpoints in the areas of psychology, linguistics, anthropology, and neuroscience, providing a much needed synthesis across these diverse domains. The study of the relationship between natural language and spatial cognition has the potential to yield answers.