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    Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies.Lila San Roque, Kobin H. Kendrick, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Penelope Brown, Rebecca Defina, Mark Dingemanse, Tyko Dirksmeyer, N. J. Enfield, Simeon Floyd, Jeremy Hammond, Giovanni Rossi, Sylvia Tufvesson, Saskia van Putten & Asifa Majid - 2015 - Cognitive Linguistics 26 (1):31-60.
    To what extent does perceptual language reflect universals of experience and cognition, and to what extent is it shaped by particular cultural preoccupations? This paper investigates the universality~relativity of perceptual language by examining the use of basic perception terms in spontaneous conversation across 13 diverse languages and cultures. We analyze the frequency of perception words to test two universalist hypotheses: that sight is always a dominant sense, and that the relative ranking of the senses will be the same across different (...)
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    ‘She had just cut/broken off her head’: Cutting and breaking verbs in Tzeltal.Penelope Brown - 2007 - Cognitive Linguistics 18 (2).
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    Immanuel Kant among the Tenejapans: Anthropology as Empirical Philosophy.Stephen C. Levinson & Penelope Brown - 1994 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 22 (1):3-41.
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    Making sense of causal relations. A cross-cultural and cross-linguistic study.Olivier Le Guen, Jana Samland, Thomas Friedrich, Daniel Hanus & Penelope Brown - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    To 'put'or to 'take'?Penelope Brown - 2012 - In Anetta Kopecka & Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), Events of "Putting" and "Taking": A Crosslinguistic Perspective. John Benjamins. pp. 100--55.
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    Gesichtsbedrohende Akte.Stephen C. Levinson & Penelope Brown - 2007 - In Hannes Kuch, Sybille Krämer & Steffen K. Herrmann (eds.), Verletzende Worte: Die Grammatik Sprachlicher Missachtung. Transcript Verlag. pp. 59-88.
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    Put and Take in Yélî Dnye, the Papuan language of Rossel Island.Stephen C. Levinson & Penelope Brown - 2012 - In Anetta Kopecka & Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), Events of "Putting" and "Taking": A Crosslinguistic Perspective. John Benjamins. pp. 100--273.
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    Anticipatory Processing in a Verb‐Initial Mayan Language: Eye‐Tracking Evidence During Sentence Comprehension in Tseltal.Gabriela Garrido Rodriguez, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Penelope Brown, Falk Huettig & Stephen C. Levinson - 2023 - Cognitive Science 47 (1):e13292.
    We present a visual world eye-tracking study on Tseltal (a Mayan language) and investigate whether verbal information can be used to anticipate an upcoming referent. Basic word order in transitive sentences in Tseltal is Verb–Object–Subject (VOS). The verb is usually encountered first, making argument structure and syntactic information available at the outset, which should facilitate anticipation of the post-verbal arguments. Tseltal speakers listened to verb-initial sentences with either an object-predictive verb (e.g., “eat”) or a general verb (e.g., “look for”) (e.g., (...)
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