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    Spatial Language and the Embedded Listener Model in Parents’ Input to Children.Katrina Ferrara, Malena Silva, Colin Wilson & Barbara Landau - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (8):1877-1910.
    Language is a collaborative act: To communicate successfully, speakers must generate utterances that are not only semantically valid but also sensitive to the knowledge state of the listener. Such sensitivity could reflect the use of an “embedded listener model,” where speakers choose utterances on the basis of an internal model of the listener's conceptual and linguistic knowledge. In this study, we ask whether parents’ spatial descriptions incorporate an embedded listener model that reflects their children's understanding of spatial (...)
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    Spatial Language of Young Children During Block Play in Kindergartens in Urban China.Xiaoli Yang & Yuejuan Pan - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Spatial language is an important predictor of spatial skills and might be inspired by peer interaction and goal-oriented building behaviors during block play. The present study investigated the frequency, type and level of children’s spatial language during block play and their associations with the level of block play by observing 228 young children in classrooms equipped with unit blocks and allowing free play on a daily basis. The findings showed that during block play, young children (...)
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  3. Spatial language and spatial representation.William G. Hayward & Michael J. Tarr - 1995 - Cognition 55 (1):39-84.
  4. Spatial language and spatial representation: a cross-linguistic comparison.Edward Munnich, Barbara Landau & Barbara Anne Dosher - 2001 - Cognition 81 (3):171-208.
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    Grounding spatial language in perception: an empirical and computational investigation.Terry Regier & Laura A. Carlson - 2001 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 130 (2):273.
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    Spatial language facilitates spatial cognition: Evidence from children who lack language input.Dedre Gentner, Asli Özyürek, Özge Gürcanli & Susan Goldin-Meadow - 2013 - Cognition 127 (3):318-330.
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    “What” and “where” in spatial language and spatial cognition.Barbara Landau & Ray Jackendoff - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (2):217-238.
    Fundamental to spatial knowledge in all species are the representations underlying object recognition, object search, and navigation through space. But what sets humans apart from other species is our ability to express spatial experience through language. This target article explores the language ofobjectsandplaces, asking what geometric properties are preserved in the representations underlying object nouns and spatial prepositions in English. Evidence from these two aspects of language suggests there are significant differences in the geometric (...)
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    Spatial language as a window on representations of three-dimensional space.Kevin J. Holmes & Phillip Wolff - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (5):550-551.
    Recent research investigating the language–thought interface in the spatial domain points to representations of the horizontal and vertical dimensions that closely resemble those posited by Jeffery et al. However, the findings suggest that such representations, rather than being tied to navigation, may instead reflect more general properties of the perception of space.
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    Object Orientation Affects Spatial Language Comprehension.Michele Burigo & Simona Sacchi - 2013 - Cognitive Science 37 (8):1471-1492.
    Typical spatial descriptions, such as “The car is in front of the house,” describe the position of a located object (LO; e.g., the car) in space relative to a reference object (RO) whose location is known (e.g., the house). The orientation of the RO affects spatial language comprehension via the reference frame selection process. However, the effects of the LO's orientation on spatial language have not received great attention. This study explores whether the pure geometric (...)
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  10. Spatial language.Stephen C. Levinson - 2003 - In L. Nadel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group.
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    What Does Children's Spatial Language Reveal About Spatial Concepts? Evidence From the Use of Containment Expressions.Megan Johanson & Anna Papafragou - 2014 - Cognitive Science 38 (5):881-910.
    Children's overextensions of spatial language are often taken to reveal spatial biases. However, it is unclear whether extension patterns should be attributed to children's overly general spatial concepts or to a narrower notion of conceptual similarity allowing metaphor-like extensions. We describe a previously unnoticed extension of spatial expressions and use a novel method to determine its origins. English- and Greek-speaking 4- and 5-year-olds used containment expressions (e.g., English into, Greek mesa) for events where an object (...)
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  12. Spatial language and landmark use: can 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds find the middle.Nina Simms & Dedre Gentner - 2008 - In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. pp. 191--196.
     
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    Is spatial language a special case?Dan I. Slobin - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (2):249-251.
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    Speech and Gesture in Spatial Language and Cognition Among the Yucatec Mayas.Olivier Le Guen - 2011 - Cognitive Science 35 (5):905-938.
    In previous analyses of the influence of language on cognition, speech has been the main channel examined. In studies conducted among Yucatec Mayas, efforts to determine the preferred frame of reference in use in this community have failed to reach an agreement (Bohnemeyer & Stolz, 2006; Levinson, 2003 vs. Le Guen, 2006, 2009). This paper argues for a multimodal analysis of language that encompasses gesture as well as speech, and shows that the preferred frame of reference in Yucatec (...)
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    Whence and whither in spatial language and spatial cognition?Barbara Landau & Ray Jackendoff - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (2):255-265.
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    Demonstratives in Spatial Language and Social Interaction: An Interdisciplinary Review.Holger Diessel & Kenny R. Coventry - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    This paper offers a review of research on demonstratives from an interdisciplinary perspective. In particular, we consider the role of demonstratives in current research on language universals, language evolution, language acquisition, multimodal communication, signed language, language and perception, language in interaction, spatial imagery, and discourse processing. Traditionally, demonstratives are analyzed as a particular class of spatial deictics. Yet, a number of recent studies have argued that space is largely irrelevant to deixis and (...)
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    Visual imagery and visual-spatial language: Enhanced imagery abilities in deaf and hearing ASL signers.Karen Emmorey, Stephen M. Kosslyn & Ursula Bellugi - 1993 - Cognition 46 (2):139-181.
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    The effects of spatial language on spatial representation: Setting some boundaries.Edward Munnich & Barbara Landau - 2003 - In Dedre Getner & Susan Goldin-Meadow (eds.), Language in Mind: Advances in the Study of Language and Thought. MIT Press. pp. 113--155.
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    Inter-process relations in spatial language: Feedback and graded compatibility.Holger Schultheis & Laura A. Carlson - 2018 - Cognition 176 (C):140-158.
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    Update on “What” and “Where” in Spatial Language: A New Division of Labor for Spatial Terms.Barbara Landau - 2017 - Cognitive Science 41 (S2).
    In this article, I revisit Landau and Jackendoff's () paper, “What and where in spatial language and spatial cognition,” proposing a friendly amendment and reformulation. The original paper emphasized the distinct geometries that are engaged when objects are represented as members of object kinds, versus when they are represented as figure and ground in spatial expressions. We provided empirical and theoretical arguments for the link between these distinct representations in spatial language and their accompanying (...)
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  21. Attention and spatial language.L. A. Carlson & G. D. Logan - 2005 - In Laurent Itti, Geraint Rees & John K. Tsotsos (eds.), Neurobiology of Attention. Academic Press. pp. 330--336.
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    Containment and Support: Core and Complexity in Spatial Language Learning.Barbara Landau, Kristen Johannes, Dimitrios Skordos & Anna Papafragou - 2017 - Cognitive Science 41 (S4):748-779.
    Containment and support have traditionally been assumed to represent universal conceptual foundations for spatial terms. This assumption can be challenged, however: English in and on are applied across a surprisingly broad range of exemplars, and comparable terms in other languages show significant variation in their application. We propose that the broad domains of both containment and support have internal structure that reflects different subtypes, that this structure is reflected in basic spatial term usage across languages, and that it (...)
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  23. Starting at the end: the importance of goals in spatial language.Laura Lakusta & Barbara Landau - 2005 - Cognition 96 (1):1-33.
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    Plasticity of human spatial cognition: Spatial language and cognition covary across cultures.Daniel B. M. Haun, Christian J. Rapold, Gabriele Janzen & Stephen C. Levinson - 2011 - Cognition 119 (1):70-80.
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    Children’s use of egocentric reference frames in spatial language is related to their numerical magnitude understanding.Nadja Lindner, Korbinian Moeller, Frauke Hildebrandt, Marcus Hasselhorn & Jan Lonnemann - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    Numerical magnitude information is assumed to be spatially represented in the form of a mental number line defined with respect to a body-centred, egocentric frame of reference. In this context, spatial language skills such as mastery of verbal descriptions of spatial position have been proposed to be relevant for grasping spatial relations between numerical magnitudes on the mental number line. We examined 4- to 5-year-old’s spatial language skills in tasks that allow responses in egocentric (...)
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    Gradual development of constructional complexity in German spatial language.Karin Madlener, Katrin Skoruppa & Heike Behrens - 2017 - Cognitive Linguistics 28 (4):757-798.
    Journal Name: Cognitive Linguistics Issue: Ahead of print.
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    Inhibition within a reference frame during the interpretation of spatial language.Laura A. Carlson & Shannon R. Van Deman - 2008 - Cognition 106 (1):384-407.
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    Terry regier, the human semantic potential: Spatial language and constrained connectionism. [REVIEW]Keith Stenning - 2001 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 10 (2):266-269.
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    Typological constraints on the acquisition of spatial language in French and English.Maya Hickmann & Henriëtte Hendriks - 2010 - Cognitive Linguistics 21 (2).
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    I'm fed up with Marmite—I'm moving on to Vegemite—What happens to the development of spatial language after the very first years?Eva-Maria Graf - 2010 - Cognitive Linguistics 21 (2).
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    Language and the development of spatial reasoning.Anna Shusterman & E. S. Spelke - 2005 - In Peter Carruthers (ed.), The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents. New York: Oxford University Press New York. pp. 89--106.
    This chapter argues that human and animal minds indeed depend on a collection of domain-specific, task-specific, and encapsulated cognitive systems: on a set of cognitive ‘modules’ in Fodor's sense. It also argues that human and animal minds are endowed with domain-general, central systems that orchestrate the information delivered by core knowledge systems. The chapter begins by reviewing the literature on spatial reorientation in animals and in young children, arguing that spatial reorientation bears the hallmarks of core knowledge and (...)
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    Language-guided visual processing affects reasoning: The role of referential and spatial anchoring.Magda L. Dumitru, Gitte H. Joergensen, Alice G. Cruickshank & Gerry T. M. Altmann - 2013 - Consciousness and Cognition 22 (2):562-571.
    Language is more than a source of information for accessing higher-order conceptual knowledge. Indeed, language may determine how people perceive and interpret visual stimuli. Visual processing in linguistic contexts, for instance, mirrors language processing and happens incrementally, rather than through variously-oriented fixations over a particular scene. The consequences of this atypical visual processing are yet to be determined. Here, we investigated the integration of visual and linguistic input during a reasoning task. Participants listened to sentences containing conjunctions (...)
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    Language within your reach: Near–far perceptual space and spatial demonstratives.Kenny R. Coventry, Berenice Valdés, Alejandro Castillo & Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes - 2008 - Cognition 108 (3):889-895.
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    Representing Spatial Structure Through Maps and Language: Lord of the Rings Encodes the Spatial Structure of Middle Earth.Max M. Louwerse & Nick Benesh - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (8):1556-1569.
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    Language, space, and the development of cognitive flexibility in humans: the case of two spatial memory tasks.L. Hermer-Vazquez - 2001 - Cognition 79 (3):263-299.
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    Spatial Position in Language and Visual Memory: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison.Anna Papafragou - unknown
    German and English speakers employ different strategies to encode static spatial scenes involving the axial position (standing vs. lying) of an inanimate figure object with respect to a ground object. In a series of three experiments, we show that this linguistic difference is not reflected in native speakers’ ability to detect changes in axial position in nonlinguistic memory tasks. Furthermore, even when participants are required to use language to encode a spatial scene, they do not rely on (...)
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    Language as context, language as means: Spatial cognition and habitual language use.Eric Pederson - 1995 - Cognitive Linguistics 6 (1):33-62.
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    The spatial reorientation data do not support the thesis that language is the medium of cross-modular thought.Richard Samuels - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):697-698.
    A central claim of the target article is that language is the medium of domain-general, cross-modular thought; and according to Carruthers, the main, direct evidence for this thesis comes from a series of fascinating studies on spatial reorientation. I argue that the these studies, in fact, provide us with no reason whatsoever to accept this cognitive conception of language.
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    Language supports young children’s use of spatial relations to remember locations.Hilary E. Miller, Rebecca Patterson & Vanessa R. Simmering - 2016 - Cognition 150 (C):170-180.
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    Language as a Necessary Condition for Complex Mental Content: A Review of the Discussion on Spatial and Mathematical Thinking. [REVIEW]Arkadiusz Gut & Robert Mirski - 2018 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 66 (3):33-56.
    In this article we review the discussion over the thesis that language serves as an integrator of contents coming from different cognitive modules. After presenting the theoretical considerations, we examine two strands of empirical research that tested the hypothesis — spatial cognition and mathematical cognition. The idea shared by both of them is that each is composed of two separate modules processing information of a specific kind. For spatial thinking these are geometric information about the location of (...)
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    Language, culture, and the embodiment of spatial cognition.Chris Sinha & Kristine Jensen de López - 2001 - Cognitive Linguistics 11 (1-2).
  42. Language learning environment: Spatial perspectives on SLA.Fang Wang, Jun Zhang & Zaibo Long - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
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  43. Language and spatial reasoning.P. Li & L. Gleitman - 2002 - Cognition 3:265-294.
     
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    Spatial prepositions as higher order functions: And implications of Grice's theory for evolution of language.Aaron Sloman - unknown
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    Spatial and cognitive vision differentiate at low levels, but not in language.Bruce Bridgeman - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (2):240-240.
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    What spatial representation and language acquisition don't have in common.Steven Pinker - 1981 - Cognition 10 (1-3):243-248.
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    Turning the tables: language and spatial reasoning.Peggy Li & Lila Gleitman - 2002 - Cognition 83 (3):265-294.
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    Returning the tables: language affects spatial reasoning.Stephen C. Levinson, Sotaro Kita, Daniel B. M. Haun & Björn H. Rasch - 2002 - Cognition 84 (2):155-188.
  49. The Evolution of Language: The Cerebro-Cerebellar Blending of Visual-Spatial Working Memory with Vocalizations.Larry Vandervert - 2011 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 32 (4):317.
    Leiner, Leiner, and Dow proposed that the co-evolution of cerebral cortex and the cerebellum over the last million years gave rise to the unique cognitive capacities and language of humans. Following the findings of recent imaging studies by Imamizu and his colleagues, it is proposed that over the last million or so years language evolved from the blending of decomposed/re-composed contexts or "moments" of visual-spatial experience with those of sound patterns decomposed/re-composed from parallel context-appropriate vocalizations . It (...)
     
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    Perspective taking in language: integrating the spatial and action domains.Madeleine E. L. Beveridge & Martin J. Pickering - 2013 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.
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